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|rubysparkles 1 post||
Failed for the second time on this question. For the second time the tutor has said I'm not doing "going to + verb". I don't get it! Words I've used as verbs are : Fly, sail and drive. I get most of the other criticism on what I've written, but they are all VERBS. And to make it worse the tutor keeps bolding the word VERBS as though I'm a moron. They are verbs!!! Last time they seemed to want me to start it all from scratch, and then again this time but they haven't explained what is wrong with the verbs I've chosen. It's so frustrating.
|Briona 111 posts||
Without seeing what you've written it's difficult to offer targeted advice. However, from memory this question asks you to write a lesson plan around 'going to' + verb for future plans, which may be where the problem lies as the structure 'going to' + verb has TWO functions.
The first is for predictions (based on evidence), e.g., I look out of the window and see black clouds in the sky and say "It is going to rain". The second function is for future plans/intentions made BEFORE the moment of speaking, e.g., "Tonight I am going to have pasta for dinner".
While 'fly', 'drive' and 'sail' are all verbs, they are not the best choices for teaching this structure. Instead, I would structure the lesson around plans for next weekend and give students model sentences such as "I am going to go to the cinema" or "I am going to watch TV". They will already be familiar with the language of hobbies so you can focus on presenting the new structure (going to + verb), its meaning and uses.
|Robinson2012 1 post||
im stuck on this question too :(
this is my last attempt at it i have been told to expand on the presentation and production part of this question im really struggling with it can anyone help please
|GenevieveH 2 posts||
Can someone help me too ? I've failed for the second time and don't seem to understand what is expected.... do they want a lesson plan with timings ? examples ? please help :-) :-)
|GenevieveH 2 posts||
and... I need to complete this entire course rather fast as I'm off abroad at the beginning of July.... not much time left !
Thanks again !
|gavinmar 13 posts||
I didn't have timings in my lesson plan, so I don't think that's what they're looking for. Just fill those sections with as much detail as possible (Warmer, presentation, practice, production). What are you teaching, how do you get your point across, how do you make sure that the class understands the concept? Give examples of sentences you're going to use to teach the concept and how you're going to use and illustrate these examples. Describe the activities you're going to do. How are you going to drill the students? How does your presentation, practice, production stages look like? What activities are you doing for each section?