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Intermediate level


Abc Article
Abc Gap fill Exercise

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary used to evaluate and recommend and to provide students with controlled,semi-controlled and free speaking practice using the target language in the context of a Wikipedia article

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking practice of vocabulary used to evaluate and recommend.


Warmer/Lead-in (0-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Recommend a restaurant to go to in Istanbul What have I done? Elicit the word recommend from Ss. If I recommend a new restaurant to you, will you want to go? Yes Tell Ss to write down all of the recommendations of things to do in Istanbul. Play YouTube video 0..35-2.35 (2 minutes) In pairs Ss check if they have the same answers. What are you going to talk about with your partner? In groups Ss will discuss if there is anything else that they would recommend tourists to do in Istanbul. Show Ss picture of dark street. Where is this? Tarlaba┼či Would you recommend your friend to visit this place at night? No Why? Dangerous, dark What would you say to your friend? Don't go What did you do? Elicit evaluate from Ss

Exposure (0-8 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Show the individual PowerPoint slides. Stop after each slide. Ask each group their ideas. Do you agree? Who or what is popular in Istanbul? Galatasaray, Tarkan, Cem Yilmaz Is popular a good or a bad thing? Good Show Slide 8. What are these words? Adjectives We can put these words together to form expressions that we use when we recommend or evaluate. Evaluate - drill Have I made my decision? No Am I looking at the bad and good points? Yes Am i judging something? Yes Recommend - drill If I recommend something, do I think it is good idea? Yes Am I talking about the bad points? No What am I talking about? Good points With your partner think of as many phrases to recommend and evaluate as you can using the model on the board. Write recommend and evaluate on the board. Ss come up to the board and write their answers. Other Ss in group discuss their answers with other groups. Did you get the same answers? Look back at the article and underline the sentences where the adjectives have been used. Feedback.PW

Controlled Practice (0-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Look at the sentences you underlined in the article and fill in the blanks from Exercise 1. Ss complete Exercise 1. (2 minutes) Ss come and write answers on the board. Look at your sentences again. Are they evaluating or recommending? Ss will discuss in pairs. 2 minutes Ss get into groups and discuss their answers. Are they the same? 2 minutes WC FB. Write Wikipedia seems like a really great idea,but actually, it's quite a dangerous website on the WB. Look at quite and really in the sentence. In pairs, discuss if quite or really makes the sentence a lot stronger. quite + a/an + adjective +noun (weak meaning) a/an + really + adjective + noun (strong meaning) Use a cline to demonstrate weak and strong meaning. When do we use really?Really is an adverb that we use when we want to emphasise a meaning. When do we use quite? Quite means a little Elicit from Ss when we use a/an. Ask for example sentences.

Semi-Controlled Practice (0-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

You have foreign friends coming to Istanbul. They ask you for your advice. Complete the sentences. 3 minutes Compare your answers with a partner. 2 minutes Ask Ss for answers. Ss write their answers on the board. Check for any errors. Elicit from Ss if errors occured. Where should quite or really go? Refer back to form. Drill sentences. Exercise 2 Re-write sentence using quite or really. Check answers with a partner. Now turn your recommendations into sentences that evaluate. What words can we use? But... Elicit example from Ss. Checking facts in more than one place is quite a good idea OR is a really good idea. Discuss in groups. 3 minutes What are you doing? WC FB

Free Practice (0-7 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Write websites, computers, eating out, physical exercise, finding information, doing homework on the WB. Think of a recommendation for these things. Elicit recommendation from Ss. Choose 3 of the topics that you want to talk about Write 2 or 3 recommendations for each. 4 minutes Monitor and help if needed. Get into groups of 4. Discuss your recommendations. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Why? WC FB

Feedback and Error Correction (0-2 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Feedback common errors.

Extra Activity • For early finishers.

Recommend your partner to go to your favourite holiday resort in Turkey.

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