Methods II – LCB TTC Task-based Lesson Plan.Process Writing. Third DraftAlejandra de Antoni – 2009
Task-based Lesson Plan
Students are put in pairs or small groups of three and are given a sheet tocreate a quiz to test their partners’ (another pair) general knowledge. Theyhave to create 12 questions and provide the correct and true answers. Thefirst 9 questions are prompted and the other 3 are going to be completelycreated by them.
By the end of the lesson students will have created a quiz to test theirpartners’ general knowledge.
By the end of the lesson students will have worked on their generalknowledge of the world using the target language as a means toexchange information as well as do something that they actually dooutside the classroom (answering quizzes is a very well-knownpastime).
The expected outcome is a 12-question quiz to test their partners’ generalknowledge. Students must also know its answers.
The quiz must have 12 true-to-life questions with their correspondinganswers, which should be based on reality. This will be checked afterthe lesson, for homework, by the students themselves.
When students ask and answer the quizzes. If they understand eachother’s questions and can answer them, it means that they areaccurately enough written for the listener to understand them. Inaddition, students will take the quizzes home so as to check bothcontent and form.
Introducing the Task to the Students:
This a Task-Based Lesson Plan. The aim of the lesson is forstudents to carry out a task to learn English. Learners doingtasks (i.e. focusing on meanings) will be making free use of whatever English they can recall to express the things thatthey really want to say or write in the process of achieving thetask. There will be a moment, however, in which students willfocus on language so as to enhance their performance in doingthe task.NB: What is a task? A task is an activity in which the targetlanguage is used by the learner for a communicative purpose(goal) in order to achieve an outcome.