Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic? n/a
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Handouts, general discussion.
How did students react?
They liked the class a lot. Puzzles seemed to be a successful way to start the class; they got everyone involved and motivated students for the following activities.
Did they engage with each other and you?
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
It exposes students to informal language and pronunciation and brings in an entertaining component to class.
April 12, 2011
1. Warm-up: Puzzles (handout Lesson 23_April 12 Puzzles)
Do together – one by one, if needed, give hints. If they cannot guess/ don’t know the Russian word, let them suggest the English equivalent.
33 Б А (L of the A) – 33 буквы алфавита
4 С в Г (S of the Y) – 4 сезона в году
12 З З (S of the Z) – 12 знаков зодиака
9 П С С (P in the S S) – 9 планет Солнечной системы
366 Д в В Г (D in a L Y) – 366 дней в високосном году
1001 Н (A N) – 1001 ночь
7 Ч С (W of the W) – 7 чудес света
90 Г в П У (D in a R A) – 90 градусов в прямом угле
24 Ч в С (H in a D) – 24 часа в сутках
32 З во Р (T in a M) – 32 зуба во рту
3 Ц С (С in T L) – 3 цвета светофора
2. Role-play activity (words for arguing) In Character
Handout Lesson 23_April 12 Lesson – In Character
Read the situations and discuss the vocabulary.
Students choose one situation from the list and act it out. The others guess. The same situation can be chosen as many times as they wish.
3. Follow-up: each student writes a short skit like the ones in the handout.
They fold them and put on the table. Each draws one and act it out. Others guess what it could be, then the student reads out the solution.