Living Arrangements in Istanbul
The main aim is for sts to have the opportunity to practice WRITING creatively in the context of something very familiar, their personal living arrangements in Istanbul.
The sub aim is READING for detail using target language adjectives in context of home living arrangements and shopping.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
1. Welcome students, review names, drill today's date 2 times to get students attention and practice projecting their voices. 2. Discovery: Ask your partner about the 3 pictures of rooms on WB. Sts are invited to WB to browse pictures and in pairs talk about what they see. This is to check their general vocabulary and understanding of basic rooms and furniture so they can recognize it when they see and read the written model text.
GENERAL DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES: "traditional" and "modern" in context to writing exercise where students describe their home living arrangements and rooms. The aim is to model simple sentences for accuracy and add an adjective for description in a controlled practice. ACTIVITY 1) pre-teach adjectives in model sentences through picture and sentence matching group activity. 2) MATCH description to pictures by drawing a connecting line.
READ MODEL WRITING TEXT Introduce model text by reading for detail and understanding. Hand text out and have students read and underline adjectives traditional, modern, small, big. Sts get in pairs and discuss their house or flat and their favorite room in preparation for their writing task.
WRITE: Students write a paragraph about describing their home and favorite room. CHECK & CORRECT: I will monitor and check for accuracy offering sentence structure and word corrections where needed. ACTIVITY, PEER CK. Then I post them on the walls around the room and have student pass by each one and guest who's house it is? This will be a way to peer check the writing for fluency and engage the learners.
ROLE PLAY - BUYING FURNITURE at IKEA. If time allows this activity is to engage students in a real life scenario: one the shopper, one the IKEA sales person. The sales person welcomes shopper, with "HOW may I help you?" The shopper tells the sales person what they want to buy. The sales person responds with, target language options: traditional or modern? And responds to shopper with directions. Speaking for fluency first and accuracy second.