To provide clarification and practice of colloquial phrases and words e.g quid, loo, pop into.
To provide semi-controlled speaking and writing practice to develop accuracy and to aid memorisation of the new words.
Procedure (46-15 minutes)
-T. draws two characters on the WB and explains to sts they are good friends who have met each other on the street. - Elicit from sts a possible dialogue between the two: ( hopefully sts will provide a fairly neutral / formal dialogue- How are you? I am fine thanks etc.) Ask sts if this is how they think people really speak in England? Try and elicit more informal ways- How's it going? Not too bad. Link from this to the topic of today's lesson- colloquial English.
Distribute cards to sts- red words ( neutral/formal ) blue words ( colloquial) sts match the words and stick on the WB. Words to match are: child/kid, man/guy, policeman/cop university/uni, toilet/loo, television/telly
Sts look at the colloquial phrases and words in bold in HO1. They tick the words they know. Sts work together and discuss the meaning of the words they know. Sts unfold HO1 to reveal definitions of the collquial phrases and words. Sts match to the definitions
In FB T. nominates a st to read out a sentence e.g "What's up? You look really stressed out? and T elicits from sts the meaning of the colloquial language. ( see analysis for CCQs) T writes word(s) on WB and highlights special features of from e.g ( adj) stressed out ( about) + noun/verb-ing ( see analysis) When necessary T. models the word and drills for pronunciation and marks stress on WB ( see analysis) This process is repeated for all the words/phrases- more time beng spent on the newer/more difficult words
Distribute to sts slips of paper with questions on ( HO2). The questions have the TL in them. Sts ask and answer the questions. Get WCFB- nominate a couple of sts to tell the class what they learnt about their partner.
Divide the class into 2 teams. Play back to the board. One st from each team sits with their back to the board. T. writes a word/phrase from the lesson on the WB. The other team members have to describe the word to their team member. The first person to guess the word correctly wins a point. If a team can then make a correct sentence they win a further point.