Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):
Class theme/topics discussed:
Thanksgiving. Future sentences
How did you structure the class?
Activity 1 (15min): (Hot potato) Students will have to write in pieces of paper two nouns and one verb and a punishment. The pieces of paper are put inside a bottle (potato). With music, they pass the bottle between each other. When the music stops, the person who holds the bottle pick one piece of paper and has to make up a sentence with the written words in future sentence in less than 10 seconds. If they fail, they will have to follow the punishment.
Activity 2 (10min): They explain to me and other foreigners what Thanksgiving is about. “En ese día…”
Activity 3 (5min): Video about the origins of Thanksgiving. We played the video a couple of times to make sure everybody understood it.
Activity 4 (10min): Individually, students describe their plans for this occasion as well as any particular tradition in their own families.
Activity 5 (20min): In pairs, they have to make up a traditional menu of a Thanksgiving dinner. After that, they will present it to the rest of the class using only future sentences.
What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)
Clip from youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7TeYYwM1Zg
What worked well in this class? What did not work?
How could this class be improved/ modified?
They enjoyed the class a lot, specially the last activity. We were so hungry at the end of the class…