Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic?
As a follow-up class with advanced exercises on the topic Everyday routine/ schedules.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, pair work, discussion.
How did students react?
They were asking additional questions concerning the meaning of some words and their usage, and they participated actively in class.
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. – see below.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would. It combines a vocabulary learning exercise with conversation practice, thus enabling students to learn the language actively instead of reproducing what they already know.
September 7, 2010
1. News of the day.
On the board – the word СКОРОГОВОРКА. Ask students to guess the meanng of the word; then – analyze the structure of the word (two roots). Brainstorming for the words with the same roots (in two columns under the roots: words like скорость, скорый – скорый поезд – скорая помощь and говорить/ разговор/ разговаривать/ говорун и т.п.)
Tongue-twister on the board (maybe there is a volunteer to write it down on the board by ear): Невелик бицепс у эксгибициониста. (discuss the meaning)
Practice the tongue-twister.
3. Word of the day: ФЛЕШКА (students get a handout, see file Lesson 3_Sept 7_Word of the day – ФЛЕШКА).
Lesson 3_Sept 7_ Word of the day – Флешка
4. Suggestions/ Invitations:
Students get a handout Lesson 3_Sept 7_Suggestions/ Invitations. We read dialogues 3, 4, 5 and discuss necessary phrases and word usage.
Then they practice making plans in pairs according to the examples given in the previous exercise.