IELTS P 61 and 62 level
To provide clarification and practice of adjective/noun collocations in the context of daily life
To provide fluency speaking practice in a IELTS speaking part 3 in the context of future using some useful expressions
To provide practice of future tenses in the context of prediction about the future
To provide practice in paraphrasing the questions when answering an IELTS speaking part 3 question
Procedure (41-54 minutes)
As a follow-up to the lesson from the previous class I review the grammar and go through the exercises on pages 60 and 61.
I put the word collocation on the board and elicit some collocations. Then I direct their attention to Adj/n collocations. I ask SS to do the vocabulary exercises in part 1 in pairs.
I ask SS to complete the gap in the paragraph. Page 61 ex. 2 in pairs. Then they discuss the questions in ex. 3
I show give them the worksheet and ask them to match the adjective with the nouns to make new collocations. Answers: modern times, agricultural production, dominant personality, thriving industry, the general opinion, urban areas, governing body, indigenous languages Then I ask them to do the second part of the worksheet. Answers: 1. agricultural production, 2. thriving industry, 3. dominant personality, 4. indigenous languages, 5. urban areas, 6. the general opinion, 7. modern times, 8. governing body
I encourage SS to use the expressions in the box to discuss the prompts (Page 62 ex. 1). I make sure they use future tenses appropriately.
I ask SS to go to page 210 and read through the checklist so they understand what each question is looking for. I try to demonstrate that they can sound more sophisticated if they somehow paraphrase the question initially when they want to answer the questions in IELTS speaking part. For example for a question like this: 'Why do you think people make predictions about the future?' a good answer can be 'Well, I think the reasons behind people's interest in predicting the future is ...'
I put these prompts on the board: Future tenses useful expressions Paraphrasing checklist on page 210 SS discuss the questions in pairs (page 62 ex 2)