Teaching Practice 6 Ozgur
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice when talking about their past
To provide clarification and practice of "was/were"
Procedure (39-47 minutes)
I will ask the sts to ask me questions using only the verb to be. This should make them think about question structures so that they can deal with the first activity. I will keep a few of their questions on the WB and ask the to use those questions in the final activity if we have the time.
The sts will be put in pairs and given pieces of colored, cut paper. There will be a single word written on each piece. There will be 2 colors in total, each color standing for a question sentence. The pairs will try to build question sentences using them. Help will be provided gradually if they are having too much trouble with it. When they are finished with it, the sts will come to the WB and put the answer key on the WB.
I will start with the meaning, checking if they know that the TL is used to talk about past events, using a timeline and CCQs. Next, we will discuss the form, pointing out that the TL simply replaces the is/are they have been using so far. We will work on the pronunciation, especially the weak form in the questions and statements vs the strong form in the questions.
I will demo the first sentence of the exercise for the sts. Then they will be given the HOs and have a Q&A session with their partner. Feedback will be given if there are common problems.
The sts are going to work in pairs again. They will start the exercise working alone, building the questions they are going to ask their partners first. When they have the questions, they will first answer themselves, and then ask their partners the questions, noting down their answers. Then they switch partners and everyone tells their new partners about him/herself and his/her partner. I will introduce the use of "both" when telling about their partners.
The sts will be given a HO for a "Find Someone Who" activity. They will mingle and ask other sts the questions and try to fill the list with names. I will be monitoring from a distance and will give feedback at the end of the activity if needed.