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Lesson Plan for Task-Based Language Teaching Teacher/s: Aya Tsuchie Level: A2 Date/Time: 11/6/2012 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Goal: Communicative goals: Task 1 - To practice the ability to describe how astronauts will be eating in space. This task can be transferred into a real life situation when students describe how to prepare food or recipes and also when they describe what they will be doing in the future. Task 2 To negotiate the order of daily routine tasks of astronauts and practice describing what they will be doing on a daily basis. This task can be transferred into a real life situation when students describe routine tasks and also when they describe what they will be doing in the future. Linguistic Goal: Both Task 1 and Task 2 - To provide an opportunity for the use of the future progressive tense (will be verb-ing) Theme: Space Exploration (Unit 10 of In Charge 1) Input: Task 1 - Students will read a paragraph on a piece of a paper. Students will also be receiving verbal input from classmates in a pair work. Task 2 - The instructor will verbally provide a list of daily routine tasks. Students will also be receiving verbal input from classmates in a pair work. Stage/Aim/Skill/Microskill Activity/Procedure Warm-up Ask students a question. Do you know if there are any astronauts in space at this moment? Interaction T-S Time 5 min

Task1 How will astronauts be eating in space?

Dict-gloss / Jigsaw 1) Students will be divided into 2 S-S groups. 2) Group A will be provided with a first half of the paragraph. Group B will be provided with the second half of the paragraph. 3) Students will spend few minutes reading texts without taking any notes. 4) Students will write down what they remember from the paragraph on a piece of paper individually 5) Students will reconstruct the text individually first

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Task 2 A daily schedule of astronauts

6) Students will work in pairs from the same group to reconstruct the texts so that each member of the group can negotiate the meaning of the text. 7) Students from each group will be paired to reconstruct the whole paragraph. 8) The whole paragraph will be presented on the screen for students to compare between what they constructed and the actual paragraph. 1) Students will be divided into 2 groups. 2) Group A will be provided with a half of the list. Group B will be provided with the other half of the list. 3) Students will work in pairs from the same group to discuss the daily routine tasks so that each member of the group can negotiate the meaning of the verbal input 4) A student from Group A will share the list of daily routine tasks with a student from Group B to create a daily schedule of astronauts. They will write down the schedule. 5) Instructor will ask each group a question. E.g. What will the astronauts be doing first thing in the morning?

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Materials: Textbook (Unit 9 of In Charge 1) Visual written input for task 1 Verbal input for task 2 Task 1: How will astronauts be eating in space? Astronauts will be eating three meals a day (plus periodic snacks), just as they do on Earth. Meals are organized by the order and stored in locker trays held by a net so they won't float away. When mealtime rolls around, astronauts will be going into the galley area in the shuttle's middeck. There they will be adding water to freeze-dried foods and dehydrated drinks from a rehydration station. They will be heating foods in a forced-air convection oven that's kept between 160 and 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the meal is

cooked, astronauts will be attaching their individual food containers to a food tray with fabric fasteners. Then they will be connecting the tray either to the wall or to the astronauts' laps. Astronauts will be opening the food packages with scissors and eating with a knife, fork and spoon as they do on Earth. Source: http://science.howstuffworks.com/astronauts-eat-in-space.htm Task 2: A daily schedule of astronauts 1. Wake up by an alarm each day 2. Choose sleep spots carefully and hook their sleeping bags to a wall the night before 3. Move weightlessly in the space station 4. Dress as quickly as they can by wearing disposable clothes 5. Clean themselves in a shower that water squirts out of the "top" to be sucked down by an air fan at the "bottom" 6. Eat a meal with a knife and fork which have magnets that keep them from floating away from the dining table and have drinks and soup that are served in plastic bags and sipped with straws. 7. Supervise experiments or performing routine maintenance on station equipment 8. Fasten themselves to the toilet seat and using Space toilets that do not use water 9. Strap themselves down to the exercise machines and exercise for a few hours because the human body loses muscle in weightlessness 10. Watch the Earth turning below Source: http://www.esa.int/esaHS/ESAH1V0VMOC_astronauts_0.html Anticipated Problems: We might run out of time. Not every student might be motivated to participate in the activities.