Indefinite Pronouns: everybody, anybody, somebody, nobody
To provide clarification of pronouns in the context of national stereotypes
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a dialogue and discussion in the context of national stereotypes
Procedure (31-52 minutes)
T shows a picture of five lego figures and asks ss to discuss in pairs where the figures might be coming from. T then tries to elicit the word "stereotype", gives examples if necessary.
T gives a handout that is folded twice to ss to start the guided discovery to clarify the usage of somebody, anybody, nobody and everybody. Ss work individually to fill in the blanks and then compare their answers in pairs. T provides W/C feedback, clarifies any loose points if necessary.
T asks ss to unfold the paper, choose the correct answers individually and then compare their answers in pairs. T provides W/C feedback if necessary.T asks ss to unfold the paper again, fill in the gaps individually and then compare their answers in pairs. T provides W/C feedback if necessary.
T gives a handout and asks ss to complete the sentences with their own ideas. T asks ss to mingle and find out if they have anything in common with their classmates. T monitors closely and takes notes for delayed feedback. T divides ss into two groups, chooses a secretary for each group and asks them to stereotype the given nations using the categories in the box and answer them. T demonstrates the first one. When ss are ready, T asks them to read aloud their answers one by one, and asks the other group if they agree or not and then the other way round. Since the number of questions will be around 12, T does not allow extensive discussion on each question. T does delayed correction.
If time allows, T starts a whole class discussion by asking a number of questions about stereotyping people. Since delayed feedback precedes this stage, no correction will be made during or after this point.