Zeynep Zeynep

Teaching Practice 7
Beginner level


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of adjectives in the context of describing a neighbourhood.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of describing a neighbourhood


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T. posts the Picture of Lemmington on the board and asks questions about the picture. "What is this?" (It is a town /city /street/ neighbourhood) "What do you see?" (houses, towns, hospital, bank, river, bridge, etc) T points specific areas in the Picture like hospital, bank, supermarket and asks "what are they?" After eliciting answers, she writes each word that is elicited next to the Picture and writes "there is.... and there are...." on the board and makes a model sentence using this structure to make a true sentence about the Picture. "There is a bank." "There are houses." T. gets sts into pairs and asks them to make three sentences from the Picture using "there is/are..." T asks the pairs to compare and check answers together.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T. asks what kind of a neighbourhood it is: Is it bad? No, it is a good neighbourhood. (The word "good" is elicited) She posts the title on top of the Picture "A good neighbourhood." T. gets sts into pairs ask them to describe (talk about) this neighbourhood to each other. "How is this place / neighbourhood?" T models a sentence. First gestures "is it.... or .....?" (T uses his hands to Show whether it is big or small to elicit the word) and writes "it is a small/big city/place/neighbourhood." After they discuss, T gets their answers to see if there are different adjectives. If there are, T writes them on the board. T shows more pictures. Each one is about an adjective. T posts them on the board and tries to elicit the adjectives from sts, writes the answers on the board. T chests the HO and gives the instruction for Ex:1: Listen to these sentences T conceptchecks the adjectives: small, beautiful, cheap and friendly. She uses mimes, gestures and pictures when necessary. T. plays the tape. Sts listens and this time drill the sentences. Sts match the words (adjectives) in Ex:2 with the words in Ex:1. The words are opposite. T models the first one and gestures the meaning of opposite and puts a cross on the board. Small X Big. Sts do the exercise and check their answers with their partners and with the rest of the class. Instruction: First listen and check your answers (using gestures) Second repeat They check their answers from CD. At first istening they check the answers and in the second listening they drill the words.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

T emphasizes where the stress is in each word, models the pronounciation and drills them.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T erases the board and takes out all the pictures on the board. She shows the pictures one by one and ask sts to remember and tell the words. She asks the opposites of the words.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Sts look at Ex:1 again. T chests the HO and points the four sentences in the exercise and asks sts to make true sentences about Istanbul using these sentences. They do it on their own and then they check their answers together. T models the first sentence: "Istanbul is beautiful." T checks their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

T posts the Picture of "A Good Neighbourhood" again and writes Team A and Team B. puts the Sts into pairs and ask them to find the places she names on the map. The fastest one wins. Instruction: I tell a place you find it on the map (T demonstrates) find first you win a point. In order for this game to be played. At least two pairs (teams) required. If there is not enough time left, this exercise can be skipped.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Sts are put into pairs and each pair picks a piece of paper in which the name of a neighbourhood in Istanbul is written. They are going to write three or five sentences about this neighbourhood and the other group try to guess it. If there is not enough number of students for this activity, it will be a group work activity and no competition.

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