To introduce and give Ss practice in Present Simple – yes/no questions & short answers in the context of typical friends.
To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and semi-controlled speaking for accuracy.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Ask Ss if they agree or disagree with what Dr Palmer says about men and women. Ss put a tick if they agree and a cross if they disagree with the statements in exercise 3.
Firstly, I will model what I want Ss to say, e.g. I think men talk about sports and women don't talk about sports, but I don't think women listen more to their friends... Then, I will put Ss in pairs to compare their answers with their partners in 3 mniutes. Monitor Ss while they are doing pair work.
I will use a statement which we use in the previous lesson to elicit students practice making a Yes/No question and short answer. e.g. 'Men play sports.' --> 'Do men play sports?' 'Yes, they do.' I will also drill this for pronunciation. Then I will encourage students to to make Yes/No qus based on the statements in the previous exercise - & ask these across class in open pairs – to get some FB on the first stage & give some controlled oral practice of the TL.
I will analyse the form of the question on the w/b first. Use HO2 and guide Ss to fill in gaps for the form and then focus on the sentence stress and inotonation for pronunciation.
Get Ss to make the questions in ex1 first in open class. (HO3) Then play the recording 1.38 once, ask Ss to listen and mark yes(v) or no(x) for ex2. Nominate some quiet students to tell the class their answers.
Model ex3 briefly with a confident student. Then I will put Ss in pairs to ask and answer the questions in ex1 about the men and the women in 2 minutes.
Model ex4 carefully with a student. Then I will put Ss in pairs to ask and answer the questions in 2 minutes.
I will write the following promps on the board. Ask Ss to make questions from the promps and then ask a partner in the open airs.