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Exploring the tradition of the popular theatre of the 'Pupi' (puppets)from Sicily; learning vocabulary / verbs; practsing reading / speaking skills
Information gap for pair work. Students look at their diaries and try to find a day to meet
Lesson plan: 1) Use slides 2,3,4,5 to introduce the language necessary to buy food at market 2) Use slide 6 to teach articulate prepositions and slide 7 as an exercise 3) Role play. Using Italian supermarket magazines and slide 8 as a prompt, students buy and sell food.
La cucina italiana e' molto varia e riflette la storia e del clima delle sue regioni ... Reading and Comprehension activitiy for L195 - Although the text is quite long the activities are simple and targeted at beginners. This gives students an opportunity to read a long text to extract specific information and answer questions (I normally show the questions before giving the text, since it is 'beginners' level)
1) Students describe a sitting room using articulate prepositions e.g. il cane e' sul tappeto 2) Students pair clipart objects and their meanings and then take turns to place them in various places in the sitting room. They will need to use articulate prepositions, destra, sinistra, vicino a, sopra, sotto
Dialogues to practise the formal and informal address, to introduce oneself using the right intonation depending on whether we are making a statement of asking a question
A dyslexia friendly activity about practising the use of direct pronouns (can be used for beginners [L195] half-way through their course to learn direct pronouns or intermediate students [L150] at the beginning of their course, to revise pronouns)
Use these slides to teach directions in face-to-face tutorials. stedents can use them as prompts when they do information gaps/pair work
Cut the cards and then give one card to each student. Ask the students to find all the information that is missing on their cards. To do this they have to walk around the room and ask their colleagues questions.
questo, quello when doing shopping revising unit 4 - on holiday
Staged preparation to Oral EMA to be carried out during a tutorial and then by students on their own. The first stages gradually get the students ready for a discussion. By the time they get to the final stage, the students should be ready to give a presentation.
1) Students pair words and images 2)Students tell each other about the past and present habits and about the things they did last weekend.
Revising the present subjunctive forms; Practising using the structure perché + present subjunctive to express purpose, aims and objectives.
Practising the use of prepositions mentre e durante in different contexts; Being aware of the two possible positions of sentences introduced by mentre and durante.
Practising the use of stare per + infinitive; Being aware of the possible contexts in which this structure is used (action taking place or not taking place in the past).
Practising talking about the past, Practising and consolidating the imperfect tense, Consolidating phrases of time and frequency
Practise contrast between perfect and imperfect tenses, Consolidate expressions of time and frequency
Practising past tense of cominciare, finire. Use of auxiliary verbs essere and avere with cominciare and finire
Consolidating the use of direct object pronouns 'lo', 'la', 'li', 'le' with perfect tense; passato prossimo; making agreement with the participle.
Giving instructions and advice by using affermative and negative informal imperative, irregular imperative forms
Practise using the formal imperative to give advice; Expand vocabulary relevant to remedies and cures
Practise using the pronouns with formal imperative; Reinforce the relationship between nouns and pronouns
Practise using the plural imperative; Practise using pronouns with the plural imperative; Expand the vocabulary of Unit 7
Practise using the future to express suppositions; Consolidate students' understanding of the subject-verb relationship
Understanding and consolidating the specific terminology used in job advertising; Practising the interviewer and candidate role in a mock interview.
Consolidating the agreement between noun and adjective, Using the adjective bello in exclamations like Che bel bambino!
Practising the use of the subjunctive to express opinions, doubts, hopes, with impersonal expressions and to talk about specific characteristics; Practising the use of credo di / penso di and the distinction between this structure and the use of credo che with subjunctive.
Practising the use of the structure più/meno… di/che… to make comparisons; Understanding the difference of use between che/di; Revision of compound forms of the preposition di.
Asking and answering questions about place of origin and nationality
Students take part in a role play (how to ask for and give personal details)
Asking questions. Matching the interrogative word to the rest of the question
Inquiring about departure and arrival times. Making travel arrangements.
Talking about free time activities, Saying what you like to do ('mi piace') and where.
Talking about how things used to be and people used to live. Comparing the past and the present.
Cosa facevi…? Talking about what you were doing at a specific time
Video on pronunciation of consonants in Italian: letter "s".
Dyslexic friendly activity on how to pronounce the two Italian graphemes /gn/ and /ng/
A video clip describing an Italian apartment. The plan of the apartment is taken from Vivace, p.157.
A Jing video on how to pronounce double consonant 'll' with a a tongue-twister for practice.
Explain the use of in+article and ask the students to move the words next to the correct preposition
Warming up activities be carried out at the beginning of an Elluminate session while waiting for everybody to come in. They are also a fun way to test microphones and connections. They can be used f2f as well.