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Direct Method and Audio-Lingual Method

Teacher: Florea Maria-Cristina


Grade: 7
th
Textbook: English Scrapbook
Lesson: Famous Places
Type of lesson: acquiring new information and vocabular! practicing communication skills
Skills: reading" speaking" listening
Purpose: #he purpose of the lesson is to familiarise the students with the continent of
$ustralia b receiving information about it in a both attractive and interactive wa" as well as
to enable student-student communication and interaction%
Didactic Strategies:
Methods: &irect Method! $udio-lingual Method
Techniues: reading aloud" conversation" chain drill" fill-in-the-blank e'ercise"
transformation drill
!rgani"ation: individual work" pair-work
Materials( te'tbook" notebook" board
!b#ecti$es:
)*% to create interest in the topic
)+% to offer new" attractive information to the students
),% to practise new vocabular so as to be able to use it appropriatel
)-% to practise reading comprehension
).% to e'tract main ideas from a te't
)/% to ask and answer questions about a te't
)7% to discuss about the topic of a te't
Ti%ing: .01
P&!'(D)&(
2arm-up 3nteraction( #-Ss #iming(
Speaking .1
#he # greets the Ss and the greet the # back%
#he # checks the Ss homework orall" encouraging them when it is required and
allowing them to self-correct if necessar%
4ead-in 3nteraction( #-Ss #iming(
Speaking .1
)*% to create interest in the topic
#he # states the ob5ectives and the sub5ect matter of the lesson" raising the Ss1
curiosit this wa%
#hen the # asks the Ss to name all the continents the know%
$fterwards" the Ss are asked whether the have ever traveled to another continent or
not% 3f the have" the are told to name it%
#hen the # tells the Ss that the will learn new interesting things about an ama6ing
Continent called $ustralia%
$ctivit *( 7eading aloud 8&irect Method9 3nteraction( #-Ss #iming(
7eading" listening *.1
)+% to offer new" attractive information to the students
),% to practise new vocabular so as to be able to use it appropriatel
).% to e'tract main ideas from a te't
#he # names Ss telling them to take turns in reading aloud one paragraph from the te't
on page --%
2hen the Ss mispronounce a word" the # interferes b pronouncing the word e'actl
the same" but using a different intonation" so that the Ss know the word has been
pronounced incorrectl% #his wa" the Ss are given the opportunit to self-correct or to
correct each other% 3f the Ss tr a few times and still cannot pronounce the word
correctl" the # interferes" asking all the Ss to repeat after her%
$ll the new words and concomitantl written on the board" as well as in the Ss1
notebooks" so that the reading comprehension is ensured%
#hen the Ss have to decide whether the te't comes from a novel" a geograph book" or
a tourist guide" stating the arguments for their choice%
$ctivit +( Conversation8&irect9-Chain drill8$udio-lingual9 3nteraction( #-Ss" S-S #iming(
Speaking" listening :1
),% to practise new vocabular so as to be able to use it appropriatel
).% to e'tract main ideas from a te't
)/% to ask and answer questions about a te't
)7% to discuss about the topic of a te't
3n order to make sure that the Ss have understood what the te't is about" the # asks a
question about the te't" namel ;2hich is the origin of the name <$ustralia1=>% She
names one S who is supposed to answer the question% #he she tells the same S to ask
another question about the te't to another S" who" after answering it" has to repeat the
same operation% 3f one S does not give the correct answer" he or she loses the right to
ask a question himself or herself% #his wa" the # checks the Ss comprehension of the
te't" as well as their abilit to converse and ask intelligible questions%
$ctivit ,( #ransformation drill 8$udio-lingual Method9 3nteraction( #-Ss" S-S #iming(
Speaking 71
#he # selects a number of - sentences in the affirmative from the te't" which the Ss
then have to put in the interrogative and negative forms%
#hen" the # asks the Ss to find interrogative and negative sentences in the te't and to
put them in the affirmative and either interrogative or negative% #he Ss will discover
that there are no interrogative or negative sentences" so the have to choose one
affirmative sentence and put it in the interrogative and negative%
$ctivit -( Fill-in-the-blank E'ercise8&irect Method9 3nteraction( #-Ss" S-S #iming(
7eading" speaking :1
#he Ss are told to solve e'ercise +b on page -. in pairs" deciding which sentence
should be placed in each blank% $fter the pairs have finished their work" the # checks
the Ss1 work" asking for the others pairs to sa if the agree or disagree%
Follow-up( ?omework 3nteraction( #-Ss #iming(
+1
#he # tells the Ss that the are supposed to do e'ercise +c on page -.% Ss have to read
the te't again and write two things the did not know about $ustralia" as well as to
write if the would like to go to $ustralia and wh the would or wouldn1t like to go
there%