Teaching Practice 8
To provide clarification of the definite article 'the' in the context of countries & cities
To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of countries & cities
Procedure (52-65 minutes)
I will greet the Ss and talk about some geographical features of my hometown Cyprus.
I will tell Ss that there will be a test and ask them to do the test individually. I will ask some ICQs to make it clear that it is a test and they are not allowed to share their answers. After they finish they can check each others' answers. I will monitor them during the test to see if they pass or not.
I will show the parts of the sentences including 'the', and ask Ss which rule is appropriate for every example. I will try to get the answers and most of the clarification from the Ss.
I will tell Ss to work in pairs and choose the correct article (a/an/the/no article). After they finish, there will be a peer check and, I will ask them to show the answers and give the justification on the text projected on the board.
I will show a short text I wrote about my country and its cities as a model and ask them to write a short text about describing their hometowns. After they finish I will swap their writings for a peer correction, and then they will have back their writings to correct their mistakes and I will ask a few of the to read their writings.
I will ask Ss to read each others writing texts and decide which city or country they would like to visit and why.