For students to notice and use "was,were" through a text about birthday parties
To provide gist and scan
Procedure (33-48 minutes)
. Prepare some pictures related to birthday parties. Put them on WB. Elicit the word birthday and party. . Ask sts to work in pairs and discuss birthday parties. What kind of drinks and food are available in birthday parties. They can also talk about their birthday parties. . Ask students to share their ideas.
. Prepare some papers with the words from exercise 3 b on them. Put them on the WB. . Give sts the reading text and ask them to underline these things in the text. . Get FB from sts and clarify any questions by asking other sts.
. Write these sentences on WB: When I was a baby I was …… When I was young my sister\brother was ….. At school I was …. My teachers were …… When I started ITI …… . then write the endings of the sentences : When I was a baby I was very noisy When I was young my sister was very annoying At school I was in football team My teachers were very nice When I started ITI I knew English. . erase the endings and tell sts to work in pairs and write the endings for themselves.
. Tell sts to look at the text again and find all the examples of “was, wasn’t, were, weren’t” . give sts HO(pg. 46, 4a) and ask them to fill in the blanks. Do the first exercise on WB as an example. . Make sure that sts understand the differences between negative and positive forms. . Drill the weak form of was,were
. Give sts the second reading text ( pg 47, ex. 5) . They read the text and choose the correct words. . Do the first one as an example. . Get WC FB.
. sts listen to the recording and decide whether Margaret's birthday was good or bad. . Give the questions to the students and ask them to look at the questions. . They listen to it again and answer.the questions in pairs. . Get FB from students and make sure that the strusture is established.
. Prepare a questionnaire for sts to ask each other and find out personal information. .Sts mingle and ask each other the questions. . Before starting, call a student to the board and do first two questions together as an example. . At the end ask sts to share what they’ve learnt.