Days to Remember - 'I was there' Lesson
Students will practice reading (for gist and detail) in the context of days to remember during a past city experience.
To provide practice for vocabulary in the context of adjectives.
To provide review and practice for grammar relating to places in a city.
To provide listening practice related with vocabulary and cities.
Procedure (35-44 minutes)
I will write these adjectives: good, hot, big, new, cheap and beautiful on the white board, and elicit the opposites and then ask the students to make sentences in pairs.
I will ask the students to match the adjectives with the pictures and then let the students check their answers through the listening activity R.81 on page 62, Face2Face Starter Book. After the listening I will highlight the pronunciaion of awful and great.
1- I will preteach the vocabulary in the box on page 62. I will drill and model the words chorally and individually with the class. 2- I will let the students focus on the photos at the bottom of SB p62 and p63 and ask the students what they see on the pictures. 3- Then, I will play the recording R.82. Students listen, read and decide what the people's amazing day's were and check the answers with the class. 4- Then, I will ask the students to read the texts in the speech bubbles again and choose the correct words in the sentences 1- 6 and check the answers with the class.
I will give the students time to read the sentences on page SB page 63, on exercise 3, and ask if the sentences are present or the past. I will check the students that was, were, wasn't and weren't are all past forms of the verb be. Then, I will ask the students to complete the chart on 3b, with was, wasn't, were and weren't. Then check the answers with the WC.
I will ask the whole class students questions about the bubbles to have the students understand the text better. I will read the questions aloud and have them answer the questions. - Where did Melanie go? - San Fransisco - How old was she when she went there? 16 - Which year she went there? in 1966 - Where were they in Sydney? - near the Opera House - What happened in Sydney? Fireworks - Did Tania like the fireworks? Yes, fantastic! - Where did Pascal go? To Paris for World Cup. - Which year did Pacal go to Paris? 1998
1- Students do the exercise on their own. 2- I will put the students in pairs. Students compare answers and decide who says each sentence; Melanie, Tania or Pascal, with the class. 3- I will check the answers with the class.
Then, I will ask the students to write a short paragraph about their day to remember and share it with their partners to practice the form of was/ were.