Observing grammatical structures when writing a speaking lesson plan

Observing grammatical structures when writing a speaking lesson plan

What we are attempting to do here is to describe the structure of the sentences.

If we are doing an exercise based on procedures, use samples from the procedure genre.

Genre Analysis – Text Types – Language Structures – Language Features PRES: http://bit.ly/2Aw24Zt

Take the language features of the procedure genre and have students point them out in the text or speech.

Ask students to change some words to suit their own use.

For example, we may be reading a short procedure text on changing the oil in a car.

  1. Turn the engine off;
  2. Open the bonnet;
  3. Turn the oil cap anti-clockwise.

They could think about the radiator water:

  1. Turn the engine off;
  2. Open the bonnet;
  3. Open the water reserve bottle.

Do you see the small differences in #3?

This is pretty simple, but it still is a perfect example of how we would speak when we are talking about procedures.

We would ask students to then note down their changed procedure version.

Then think of a class exercise (accuracy/ fluency) to have other students listen to others’ ideas and speak their own.

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