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  • Munir
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    25 September, 2013 at 20:11
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    Hi guys,
    I need help with my lesson were the function language is about complaining and criticizing. The target that i have to use is about some adjectives of complaining , e,g. burnt, stale, ripped and torn. Any tips about how teach that lesson as this is my first lesson and it has to last for thirty minutes. Help will be appreciated.

    dan
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    26 September, 2013 at 12:02
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    It depends a bit on the level of the students (what level are they?), but you might think along these lines:

    First brainstorm with the class some situations where people complain (in restaurants, for delayed flights, etc etc). Focus in on one or two of these situations where you might be able to use the target adjectives. Maybe use some pictures to elicit these adjectives, then build a "complaining" dialogue which includes a target sentence containing these adjectives (something like: "Excuse me, my _____ is _____"). Model this dialogue with one student and then have them practise it in pairs in different situations.

    I can’t go into any more detail than that without planning your lesson for you (which is not the idea as I imagine you’re on a TEFL training course?) but hopefully that’ll give you some ideas to get started.

    Dan

    Munir
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    27 September, 2013 at 14:40
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    Thank you Dan, that was much appreciated. However I have got to improve my elicitation which is my tick box and need to elicit the target language which is the adjectives such as broken, burnt, stale and ripped. The teacher gave me some ideas about the activity but I need help about the way to start the lesson. I will start the lesson with a warmer game which I already now, I am confused about the lead and engage part as I am thinking of showing them some pictures which has to do with to do with those adjectives. I have been advised to reduce my teaching talking time so I am not sure how to present it while i am reducing my teaching talking time. Your help is very appreciated! Sorry for the late reply.

    Munir

    dan
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    30 September, 2013 at 19:00
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    Using pictures is certainly a good way to present/elicit this vocabulary.

    To elicit from pictures without much teacher talking time means doing something like this:

    1. Hold up the first picture
    2. Ask: "What is it", or "What’s the problem", or "Where are they" or another succint question designed to elicit the response you want. (The exact question of course depends on the pictures and the language you are eliciting).
    3. Wait for answers. If someone gives the correct response, a simple, encouraging "Good" is enough. If someone gives an incorrect response or is close, maybe a gesture with the hand as if to say "not quite".
    4. Hold up the next picture and repeat steps 2 and 3.
    5. Hold up the third picture, but this time you don’t need to ask the question, just look at them enquiringly instead – they’ll get the idea by now.

    What you want to avoid is a running commentary of what you’re doing. So avoid this:

    "Okay, so now what I’m going to do is show you a picture, and I want you to tell me what you think the problem is, I mean what went wrong. Okay? Here’s the picture. What went wrong?"

    Hope that helps!

    Dan

    Munir
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    25 October, 2013 at 20:14
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    Hi Dan,
    Thanks for your answers as I was not able to view them. I need another help from you as I am doing my lesson plan on first conditional and I need help with the final stage which is the activation stage. What can you suggest for that!

    Cheers

    dan
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    26 October, 2013 at 17:36
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    Hi Munir

    You’d have to tell me what you’ve planned for the rest of the lesson first!

    Dan

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