Countries and Nationalities
To review country vocabulary and introduce new vocabulary about nationalities in the context of talking about where people are from.
To introduce and practice the singular positive form of "to be", and to show how they are used in contractions.
Procedure (34-49 minutes)
- T will hang a world map on the WB and put the country flashcards on their appropriate spot on the map.
- After instructions, give students HO - Ss check in pairs - For FB, ask WC their answers for Qs 1-12 and T will write them on WB
- Pre-teach "nationality": T: Where are you from? S: Turkey T: His nationality is Turkish - Elicit "nationalities" (Write 'nationality' on WB and draw a person; draw a few stickmen to elicit the plural form) - Ss (individually) complete 1b on same HO - Check by asking WC their answers and writing it on the WB next to the (already written) countries - Drilling the 12 countries and nationalities; focus on stresses and pronounciation
- Play recording R2.1 - Ss repeat both country and nationality at same time (Italy, Italian)
- Demonstrate instructions by pointing to a country on WB, and having class reply with the corresponding nationality - Assign each student to be a "country" or "nationality", and pair them up. - Have students look at the list on the WB and ask each other Qs.
- T writes "I am from (country). I am (nationality)." on WB - Elicit examples for each country and nationality on 1-12 list. - Hang 3 pictures of famous people on WB. Write ("He/She is from ____. He/She is _____.) - Elicit which country and nationality each famous person is.
- Demonstrate instructions. Tell them to use the nationalities on WB to fill out new HO (3a). - Ss work in pairs. - Check by listening to recording R2.2 - For FB, check answers with whole class.
- Pre-teach "positive (+)". Write on WB - Give instructions and pass out HO (exercise 4). Ss work individually. - Ss check answers in pairs. Then with WC. - Point to objects with the pronouns "he", "she", and "it" around the classroom. - Write down the following on WB: I am --> You are --> He/She/It --> - Use fingers to demonstrate contractions, and elicit answers from WC. - Tell Ss (by gesturing) to use the contracted forms when speaking and writing.
- Read each sentence in HO (exercise 4) and WC repeats. - Drill WC ("You're - You're - You're Brazilian - You're Brazilian)
- Give HO (exercise 6a). Ss work alone. - Check with pairs, then WC.
- Students spell out different countries.