Three festivals: Overview. http://www.telenex.hku.hk/telec/pteach/menu/ptmenuca.htm. Description.
Students talk about their favourite festivals and explain what they like about them. They then match words associated with Lunar New Year with an appropriate heading. Students use some of this information to help them reorder a description of Lunar New Year and add adjectives to make the text more interesting and informative. Finally, students design and write a short description of their own festival.
To revise and extend students' vocabulary related to festivals.
To give students practice in using the vocabulary in sentences.
To give students guided writing practice.
To give students practice in editing a text.
Using modals to express possibilityUsing present simple to express thoughts and opinions
Learning targetsStudents will be developing language skills that are needed to:Knowledge dimension: Find out information Recognise and solve a simple problemInterpersonal dimension: Exchange information with others on familiar topics Express an opinion
Presenting and eliciting vocabulary - Whole-class work
Playing a guessing game - Whole-class and group work
Reading and correcting texts - Pair work
Writing a short description - Individual work
My new festival
My new festival: Overview
Students will develop language skills that are needed to: