GUIDED DISCOVERY: Some ideas and Examples 1. Questions about form So what word goes in this space ? How do you spell that ? Is that a verb ? What comes after the verb ? What’s the name of this tense ? 2. Questions about function Do they know each other ? Is this formal or informal ? Where do you think they are speaking ? Is this polite ? Why does he say that ? How does he feel ? 3. Problems and puzzles Put these words in the right order. Fill in the spaces. How many sentences can you make from these words ? Change this into the past simple tense. Put the words in the right list under the right heading . 4. Reflecting on use Write down some of the sentences you used. Why did you use that tense ? What was the answer ? What was the idea you wanted to express ? Where was the problem ? Which of those two sentences is correct ? 5. Hypothesizing rules Is this possible ? What will the ending be in this example ? Is there a rule ? Why is that incorrect ? Can you think of another word that could go here ? 6. Sentence analysis Mark all the prepositions. Mark the main stress in the sentence. How many auxiliary verbs are there ? Cross out any unnecessary words. What would Happen if we moved this word to the beginning ? 7. Discussion about language Which sentence do you prefer ? Why do you like this ? What might help you remember this ? What mistakes are you likely to make with this ? Is this the Same in your language ? 8. Contexts and situations This is Paul. Where does he work ? Tell me what he does every day. Jo’s got a full diary. What’s she doing tonight ? Look at this picture. What’s going to happen ?