Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s a free-designed conversation motivating activity where students cannot avoid talking ☺
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Pair work, individual presentations.
How did students react?
They talked a lot and seemed to like it.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy. Lesson 3_Sept 7_Gossip-1
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would. Students as a rule enjoy games, and this one, encouraging creative use of the target language and giving enough freedom to the students in the task, provides efficient practice.
September 7, 2010
1. News of the day.
2. Word of the day – до свадьбы заживёт.
Write on the board, ask to try and guess the meaning. Then after writing down their versions on the board and voting for them, distribute the handout Lesson 3_Sept 7_Word of the day. Read and discuss.
3. Word СПЛЕТНИ On the board. Ask if they know the meaning. Ask to form a verb and a noun (СПЛЕТНИК/ СПЛЕТНИЦА; СПЛЕТНИЧАТЬ).
For the following part of the lesson see the attached file.