Difference between revisions of "DIY find someone who"

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====Preparation====
 
====Preparation====
*The teacher may want to prepare a handout or projection with the following list of items:
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*Students will need a sheet of paper and a pen(cil)
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*The teacher will meed to teach the uses of the future forms on the following table:
  
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="3"  
 
{| border="1" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="3"  
 
|  || '''Future form'''  
 
|  || '''Future form'''  
 
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| '''1''' || BE THINKING OF + -ING   
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| '''1''' || <small>BE THINKING OF + -ING  </small>
 
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| '''2''' || WILL DEFINITELY + INFINITIVE
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| '''2''' || <small>WILL DEFINITELY + INFINITIVE</small>
 
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| '''3''' || BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE
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| '''3''' || <small>BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE</small>
 
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| '''4''' || BE + -ING + TIME PHRASE  
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| '''4''' || <small>BE + -ING + TIME PHRASE </small>
 
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| '''5''' || BE PLANNING TO + INFINITIVE
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| '''5''' || <small>BE PLANNING TO + INFINITIVE </small>
 
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| '''6''' || WILL DEFINITELY + INFINITIVE
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| '''6''' || <small> WILL PROBABLY + INFINITIVE </small>
 
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|}
 
|}
  
next year
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====Procedure====
when I retire
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*Brainstorm future time phrases on the board e.g. ''next year, when I retire, on New Year`s Eve, before I die, on my next Birthday, after class, this weekend, tomorrow, on Saturday night'' etc.
on New Year`s Eve
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*Instruct students to tear their sheet of paper into 6 squares.
before I die
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*Show students the above table containing the future forms.
on my next Birthday
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*Ask a student to choose a number from 1-6, whichever number s/he chooses, the corresponding future form on the tabel is to be used.
after class
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*On the word "go", each student writes a '''true''' sentence about themselves onto one of the squares of paper in one minute. They must use the selected future form, yet they can choose any of the time phrases to go with it.
this weekend
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*After the minute is up, another form is randomly chosen and the activity is repeated. This goes on until each student has written a sentence on each square of paper and for each future form.
tomorrow
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Revision as of 20:28, 1 November 2012

A DIY find someone who activity can be used to practice and activate almost any grammatical structure in both affirmative, negative and question forms. It is a variation of a find someone who activity which is student-centered and which provides controlled and free practice in two separate stages of the same activity. The following example illustrates how it can be used to practice future forms:

Preparation

  • Students will need a sheet of paper and a pen(cil)
  • The teacher will meed to teach the uses of the future forms on the following table:
Future form
1 BE THINKING OF + -ING
2 WILL DEFINITELY + INFINITIVE
3 BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE
4 BE + -ING + TIME PHRASE
5 BE PLANNING TO + INFINITIVE
6 WILL PROBABLY + INFINITIVE

Procedure

  • Brainstorm future time phrases on the board e.g. next year, when I retire, on New Year`s Eve, before I die, on my next Birthday, after class, this weekend, tomorrow, on Saturday night etc.
  • Instruct students to tear their sheet of paper into 6 squares.
  • Show students the above table containing the future forms.
  • Ask a student to choose a number from 1-6, whichever number s/he chooses, the corresponding future form on the tabel is to be used.
  • On the word "go", each student writes a true sentence about themselves onto one of the squares of paper in one minute. They must use the selected future form, yet they can choose any of the time phrases to go with it.
  • After the minute is up, another form is randomly chosen and the activity is repeated. This goes on until each student has written a sentence on each square of paper and for each future form.