In Lesson 6 pupils learn how to talk about where they want to go and the reasons why.
This is a huge jump in learning compared to the lesson no 6 where they only learnt a handful of vocab. I found this exhausting to teach as well. There is so much new target language, a difficult question (where do you want to go?- believe me, I heard so many variations such as "where you do want to go?" and "Where want you to go?") followed by a difficult answer "I want to go to...." and THEN reasons why which could vary from "I want to eat...", "I want to see" and "I want to play..." My pupils found this lesson so hard even when split into 4 parts.
Here are my lesson plans:
Grade 6 Lesson Eigo Note Lesson 6- (6.18) I want to go to Italy part 1 *
Grade 6 Lesson Eigo Note Lesson 6- (6.19) I want to go to Italy part 2
Grade 6 Lesson Eigo Note Lesson 6- (6.20) I want to go to Italy part 3 **
Grade 6 Lesson Eigo Note Lesson 6- (6.21) I want to go to Italy part 4
* Japanese local places flashcards download here
** Travel agent worksheets download here
I decided to focus part 1 on local places in Japan. I'm not sure 6th grade Japanese pupils have huge desires to go abroad but I can't be so sure. They certainly were all familiar with Tokyo Disneyland and Mount Fuji so I started them on this practicing "where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to...Tokyo Disneyland"
Then we moved onto countries in part 2, just learning names and what pupils associate with the country (without wanting to reinforce stereotypes but I really couldn't think of any other major things other than soccer and pizza famous in Italy. They wouldn't know the leaning tower)
Part 3 we played the travel agent game with fake English money. This has to be the first time I've seen my 6th grade class get excited about anything. They simply LOVED the role playing and I had them bargaining (in English) for a good travel deal which they really enjoyed and of course the fake money went down a storm.
Part 4 I had them do an interview game (although I didn't originally plan this, another teacher's idea) but it worked well to practice the language. For other classes I reverted to Eigo Note's idea of making presentations which also worked well (esp for the pupils who really couldn't get to grips with asking the question "where do you want to go?"
Let me know how your lessons on this go!