Language Analysis

Topics: Linguistics, Tailor, Lesson Pages: 2 (337 words) Published: July 15, 2012
Language Analysis:
When teaching a grammar or function lesson, submit this LA sheet with your lesson plan.

Target Language: (write the target sentence/s from the lesson here)This coat fits me, but it doesn’t suit me (Elementatry).| Meaning: (try to state this in student-friendly language)The coat I’m trying on is the right size (fit), but it is a wrong colour, shape etc (doesn’t suit)| Context / Conveying Meaning: (state the context and how you will convey meaning) By showing different pictures of people dress in clothes that suit/don’t fit, fit/don’t suit, fit/suit and don’t fit/don’t suit. Support with a story: shopping with a friend and looking at people trying on clothes. Trying to elicit from students the correct vocabulary when showing pictures.| Checking understanding: (timelines, concept questions, etc)‘Is this coat the right size?’(Yes); ‘Do I look good in it?’ (No); ‘Is it right colour for me?’ (No)| Pronunciation features: (phonemic script, weak forms, contractions, stress, intonation)Pronunciation of ‘suit’ (/su:t/)| Form: (analysis as it will appear on the whiteboard or worksheet)It fits me Object+ fits+ SubjectIt suits me Object+ suits+ SubjectDoes it fit/suit me? Does+ Object+ fits/suits+ Subject?It doesn’t fit/suit me. Object+ Doesn’t+ fits/suits+ SubjectFit (irregular) fit-fit-fitSuit (regular) suit-suited-suited| Appropriacy: (i.e. formal, informal or neutral)Neutral, used in both written and spoken language.|

Anticipated problems Ss will have with the target language (MPFA), and solutions

Possible Problems | Proposed Solutions|
Meaning: 1) ‘suit’ as a piece of clothing 2) Confusing ‘fit’ and ‘suit’| 1) Explanation ‘suit’ as a verb and ‘suit’ as a noun 2) CCQs and referring back to context| Pronunciation: 1) Pronunciation of ‘suit’ as a verb (/su:t/) vs ‘suit’...
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