Lexis - Feeling Stressed
To provide clarification and practice of phrasal verbs in the context of emotions
to provide fluency speaking practice in conversation by using the target vocabulary
Procedure (46-60 minutes)
I am going to show a video about a job interview. (from the movie "Trainspotting") In this video, the students are going to watch the character (Spud) who looks really nervous and in panic in front of the employers. T wants students to watch the video and then, discuss How does he feel? Students discuss the video with their partners
The teacher elicits phrasal verbs that students know. Then writes categories on the board ( Clothes, Computers, Love+ Friendship) The teacher wants students to think of a phrasal verb about the topics. Then the teacher gives controlled practice task. Ss match the topics with the paragraphs (including the phrasal verbs) Ss work alone Ss peer check The teacher elicits the phrasal verbs again As a FB, T gives paste-ups to Ss and wants them to put the phrasal verbs in the categories on the board.
The teacher reads the first example in the word web. Ss work alone and complete the matching task (multi-word verbs with the correct definiton). Ss peer check. In FB, the teacher elicit answers from the students
T writes examples on the board to show transitive, intransitive, separable and inseparable (further information about the multi-word verbs and form). Drilling the verbs Pays attention to the linking Practise pronunciation T shows the main stress (or elicits from the students, wants them to guess where the stress is) T gives examples about transitive, intransitive, seperable, unseperable phrasal verbs
T gives instructions and gives HO Ss read the definitions and answer the questions alone Ss peer check T elicits Ss answers in FB.
T wants Ss to choose two of the phrasal verbs and use them in a sentence. T gives students 5 mins to write their sentences T monitors and checks if they are using the multi-word verbs correctly. Then students compare their sentences with their partners. In FB, nominate students to read out one of their pair's sentences.
The teacher has 5 statements (You are nervous about a job interview, You are annoyed with someone in your family, It's the weekend and you are bored, You are stressed about your studies or work, You've got too many things to do.) The teacher reads them and check the students understand the statements. Then the teacher puts students in pairs and give them 5 mins to discuss and write down 3 pieces of advice for each situation. The teacher monitors and helps the students with ideas and vocabulary.
Ss work in groups and choose the best advice. T monitors and take notes of any common error In FB, nominate Ss from each group to share their group's best ideas. Error correction if there are any common errors.