Instruction: In this section, 2 situations in classroom teaching are provided. In each situation there is a problem. Firstly, identify the problem; secondly, provide your own solution according to communicative language teaching principles and explain in detail. The word limit for the elaboration is 50-70 words.
In a writing class the teacher gives the students a topic to write after some warm-up exercises, and then writes notes and instructions on the blackboard to make sure that the students understand what they are supposed to do. During the time the students are working, the teacher sits at his desk and marks previous assignments. A girl raises her hand, but the teacher doesn’t see her. “Mr. Yang, I have a question please.” she has to call out.
Near the end of a 45-minute listening and speaking class, the students are practicing role-play in pairs. They start this activity about 10 minutes later than the scheduled time, so that when time is up, the students are still in the middle of their conversation. In order to finish the class on time, the teacher has to ask the students to stop talking and conclude the activity hastily.
Complete the fill-in-the-table task below. This requires an understanding of Activity 2. First, please read Text 2 of Unit 8, Activity 3, Task 2 (p.130), and then prepare a simplified lesson plan of 45 minutes.
A Reading Lesson Plan
Class: Senior 2, Class 1
Material: “Caviar Mafia Declares War on Russian Police”
Time: 10:00 – 10:45
Objectives: * to train skimming and scanning skills
* to train understanding new words from context
Warm-up: ask students about organized crimes in connection with luxury items.
train skimming skills; get the main idea
check basic comprehension
train scanning skills; look only for specific information
train understanding new words from context
feedback on Activity 3 and 5
group discussion on how to deal with organized crimes or any other related topic
encourage peer interaction and more spontaneous use of language
Notes: L – Listening; S – Speaking; R – Reading