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LESSON PLAN

Name: Florentina Fris(Filimon) Date: March, 28th, 2012 School: Grup Scolar Industrial Ioan Buteanu Gurahont Grade: 7th Level: intermediate Textbook: High Flyer Intermediate, Longman Topic: Unit 11 Great Adventures: An Adventure Story Relative clauses (who, that, whose, which, where) Time: 50 min Location: the classroom Type of lesson: developing skills Functions: - to narrate according to the events in the text - to initiate discussion Skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking (integrated receptive and productive skills) Lesson aims: - to develop students reading-comprehension skills - to develop students speaking skills (talking about adventure trips) - to make students aware of the use of relative pronouns (who, whose, that, which) and adverbs (where) in relative clauses Aids: blackboard, textbook, work-sheets Teaching methods: brainstorming, conversation, dialogue, exercise, explanation, role play Evaluation: - initial: homework check-up - continue: through activities, error correction - final: through oral and written feed-back and homework

Stages of lesson: Activity 1 : Warm-up General Competence: to develop positive attitude towards learning English Specific competence: to correct mistakes Method: dialogue Procedure: Teacher (T) checks the homework first. Ss read their homework and correct it if necessary. Interaction: T-S; S-T Class management: whole class activity Timing: 5 min Activity 2: Pre-Reading General Competence: to express flexibility in exchanging ideas while working in a group (values and attitudes) Specific competence: to express points of view based on personal experience on the topic of the lesson, adventure story. Method: conversation Procedure: T challenges Ss introducing a strong motivational task related to Ss experience on the topic adventure: What does Adventure mean to you? -> An activity (journey, experience) which is unusual, exciting, possibly dangerous. An adventure trip means things that happen according to the plan and expectations, but especially surprises or situations in which you have to find a solution. Have you ever been on an adventure trip? (Ss- Yes/ No; e.g. an adventure in the forest, you got lost or anything else). The points of view are shared with the class. Interaction: Ss-Ss; Ss-Ss-T Class management: whole class activity Timing: 10 min Now, the T asks the Ss to look at the picture on page 48 and answer some questions (ex.7/pg.48) in full sentences. Activity 3 : While-Reading General Competence: to receive and produce an oral message Method: dialogue Aids: textbook, notebook, blackboard Procedure: T announces the purpose of the lesson: Today we are going to be reading and talking about the adventure story of a child and his friends who travel to a place in the Andes, where the Incas lived about 6oo years ago. We will find out together what the children are looking for in this far away land. The Ss start reading the text out loud ( the T pays attention to pronunciation) and find any unknown words. After each sentence, the mate is translating so we can identify easyer the unknown words. The T writes the unknown words on the blackboard and the Ss in their notebooks. Timing: 15 min Activity 4: Post Reading

T gives the Ss a few minutes to look through the entire text and asks the Ss to do ex. 8/ pg.48. Ss also have to answer a few questions related to the text (ex.9/ pg.48). Timing: 5 min Activity 5: General Competence: to understand and interpret a written message in English Specific competence: to use relative pronouns (who, whose, that, which) and adverbs (where) in relative clauses to emphasize the stylistic dimension of the adventure story Method: conversation Aids: work-sheets; Procedure: T tells the Ss what is a relative clause, its position and the introductory word (the relative clause is the sentence which adds more information about one of the nouns in the main clause and begins with who, whose, which, that and where. The relative clause goes immediately after the noun. The relative pronouns are: who, whose, that, which; where is a relative adverb). Ss notice that these sentences make the text more fluent and easy to read, as they connect ideas expressed by the narrator. T gives the Ss some work-sheets and they solve together the exercise. Interaction: S S; Ss-T Class management: whole class activity Timing: 10 min Activity 6: Feed-back - giving assignment; evaluation of the lesson General Competence: to develop interest in the discovery of socio-cultural specific expressed in texts in English Specific competence: to write a different ending for the adventure story based on the evolution of the events and characters Method: conversation Aids: textbook Procedure: T assigns the homework. Ss ask questions in case there are aspects that need to be clarified Interaction: S-T Class management: individual work Timing: 5 min (20 min homework at home)

Work-sheet 1

Can you make these sentences easier to read by putting in: who that which where or whose ? who Example: Manco Capac is the king V founded the Inca Empire.

1. I am writing about a cave. has drawings of ancient people. 2. These people are the explorers discovered the cave. 3. I am writing about a cave. I visited last year. 4. These people are the explorers. I met last year. 5. That man discovery you saw is a well-known explorer. 6. We came to a place.. the vegetation was very overgrown.

THE RELATIVE PRONOUN AS THE SUBJECT OF A RELATIVE CLAUSE

Relative clauses about things

- I am writing about a cave. - It has drawings of ancient people. I am writing about a cave that/which has drawings of ancient people. . - These people are the explorers. - They discovered the cave. These people are the explorers who discovered the cave THE RELATIVE PRONOUN AS THE OBJECT OF A RELATIVE CLAUSE Relative clauses about things Relative clauses about people

- I am writing about a cave. - I visited it last year. I am writing about a cave which/that I visited last year. Relative clauses about people

- These people are the explorers. - I met them last year. These people are the explorers who I met last year. Whose (relative pronoun) + clause - That man is a well-known explorer. - You saw his discovery. That man whose discovery you saw is a well-known explorer. Where (relative adverb) + clause - We came to a place. - The vegetation was very overgrown there. We came to a place where the vegetation was very overgrown.