Procedure

  1. You have just elicited or presented new grammar or vocabulary.

What’s your next step? (Provide practice)

What types of practice do we know? (Controlled, freer, semi-controlled)

Answer these questions in pairs (use worksheet-1 for pair work)

Can we ask Starter or Elementary students (kids) to discuss something? Why (not)? (No, they might not know the word, they do not have enough vocabulary and grammar, they are shy)

What levels could a completely free practice be used on? (intermediate+)

What is the difference between controlled and freer practice tasks? (set of instructions, guidelines, functional language)

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WCFB

  1. Here are the different sample tasks you can practice your new material with. Distribute them into 4 categories. (Use worksheet-2-and-3)
Controlled speaking Controlled written Freer speaking Freer written

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What grammar could be practiced using those tasks  on the worksheets (optional for fast finishers)

WCFB (Peer check)

  1. CCQs

About controlled practice:

Is it only written?

Is it connected to the aim and topic of the lesson?

Can it practice other grammar or vocabulary?

Do you provide instructions for the task?

Do you let them talk freely?

Do you provide functional language, model for the task?

Do you correct mistakes during controlled practice?

About freer practice:

Is it only spoken?

Can it practice other grammar structures?

Is it connected to the aim and topic of the lesson?

Do you provide instructions for the task?

Do you provide the same amount of functional language and model for the task as for the controlled task?

Do you correct mistakes during freer practice?

  1. Now think about the grammar/vocabulary you will be presenting tomorrow on your lesson (preferably provide books teachers work with). Devise 2 suitable Controlled and 2 Freer practice tasks for it.

You may use the following resourse books to help you.

1.Primary vocabulary box, CUP, 2012

2. Primary grammar box, CUP, 2012

3. Primary activity box, CUP, 2012

4. Primary communication box, CUP, 2012

5. Intermediate communication games, Longman, 2011

6. Oxford practice grammar, OUP, 2011

7. English vocabulary in use, CUP, 2013

8. Pairwork and groupwork, CUP, 2012

9. Beginners’ communication games, Longman, 2011

10. Teen world, CUP, 2011

 

 

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