Teaching Practice 6
To provide practice, review and clarification of the past form of the verb "be" in the context of famous people
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of famous people
Procedure (33-46 minutes)
Post the pictures of famous teachers in history. Ask Ss to check the pictures and guess who they are. Give some clues about their jobs. Ask "is Newton a popstar?", "is Einstein a soldier?" After eliciting the answers, write the famous teachers' names on the board.
Give students the HOs and ask them to choose the correct form in ex.1. Ss are asked to work indiviually. After the task, ask them to compare their answer in pairs. Check the answers as a whole class. Ask CCQs to check the form. Ask "can I use 'is' ?" , "is there any difference between was and were?" After eliciting the answers, write the form on the board.
Ask Ss to check the ex.2 Give them a few minutes to fill in the gaps with the appropriate form. Give the answer key and ask them to check in pairs. Don't make an explanation for this stage. Give the 'language summaries' and ask students to read the information individually.
Divide the class into two or three groups. Give Ss some pictures of famous Turkish people. Each group is given different pictures with key definitions and phrases (e.g. born in İstanbul , rock star) Give an example before the task. Ask them to make a sentence about each celebrity (e.g. Ajda Pekkan was a superstar) In the end of the activity, one student from each group reads a statement for the other group. Each group tries to guess if the statement is true or false. .
Teacher writes a date and a city's name on the board. She explains that the date and the city have a specific meaning for her life. After eliciting the answer, say "I was born in İstanbul". Give more examples if needed. Ask students to work in pairs for the same activity. Each student writes his/her personal information (e.g date, name or city) and tries to guess what the information is about by saying "You were .... " Teacher monitors the students and takes note of the common mistakes. In the end of the lesson, teacher does error correction.