To provide fluency speaking practice in conversations in the context of national holidays.
To provide detailed listening practice in the context of national holidays through active conversation.
Procedure (39-44 minutes)
T notes continuation of holiday context from previous two lessons, eliciting and writing "National holidays" on WB. T writes "Questions about" above "National holidays" and 1. to 5. vertically with a question mark at the end of each missing question. Instructions: You are going to ask each other about holidays. I will give you sets of words and you will work in pairs to make each set of words into a question and stick to the board in the right order. Some of the auxiliary verbs need to be corrected to match the subject. I will do an example for you. T models question 1. on WB, posting words and rearranging and correcting verb form. CCQ: Are all the verbs in every sentence correct now? T distributes pieces of paper with one word each (Q form is jumbled). 1. Turkey / have a national holiday / do? it / is / When? 2. you / Do / like this day? 3. What / you / do / usually do / on this day? 4. What / be / some other important dates in Turkey? 5. What / be / your favorite day of the year? T puts Ss into pairs and Ss post their answers. T does error correction on WB.
Instructions: Now you will interview a partner using these questions. You have 4 minutes. T switches pairs. After 4 minutes, T does error correction on WB and w/c feedback.
T posts Qs on WB. Instructions: Here are some other Qs to ask your partner. Talk for 5 more minutes. • When is the holiday celebrated? • Is it a religious holiday? - Are there specific prayers or blessings that go with the holiday? • What does the holiday stand for? Why is this holiday celebrated? • Is it celebrated as a family or a group? • What do you usually do for this holiday? • Are the banks, post offices or schools closed for this holiday? • Are there special foods connected with the holiday? - What is your favorite holiday food? • Are there special symbols or colors for this holiday? • What other traditions are connected to this holiday? T monitors closely and after 5 minutes, w/c error correction on the WB.
T uses pictures to elicit own fabricated holiday of World Sleep Late Day (when everyone is encouraged to stay in bed until at least 10am). Instructions: Ask me Qs about my holiday. Use these Qs (on WB). T takes questions and error corrects for 2-3 minutes.
T removes Qs from WB. Instructions: In groups of 3, you will create a new holiday. Think of a special day you would like to celebrate like my Sleep Late Day. Ask each other Qs about this holiday. When you decide on the details, you will create a poster for the holiday. It should have drawings and a few written details about the day. Choose one person to draw and one or two people to write. CCQ: Are you going to make a poster for a holiday you already celebrate or a new one? ICQ: Are you each going to make a poster on your own or work in groups? T groups Ss and distributes paper and markers. ICQ/CCQ: Are you going to ask each other questions to learn about their holiday? T monitors and after 10-12 minutes, T does error correction on WB. Ss share posters on WB.