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Guided Discovery


This technique is also used in 'guided discovery' lessons where students are 'guided' to new knowledge or realisations by a series of questions leading from the unknown to the known in small stages.

Example:

To Elicit the use of “since” in a past action that is still happening today. (I have lived in Moscow since 1998)

ON BOARD DRAW THIS TIMELINE

1996                    1998                    2000                    2002           now 
________________________________________________________________

lived in England      Move to Moscow    Live in Moscow

T:     When did I move to Moscow?
Ss:   1998.
T:     Do I still live here now? 
Ss:   Yes. 
T:     Good, so, I have lived in Moscow since 1998
Ss:   (Repeat sentence).
T:     (writes sentence on board) How do I form this sentence?
Ss:    -
T:     (writes on board) subject + have/has + 3rd form + since + date/time







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