A Lesson Plan in English using SuggestopediaI. ObjectivesAt the end of the lesson, students are expected to:1. familiarize themselves with the lyrics of the song,2. express feelings indirectly using analogy; and3. reflect on their relationships with their own parents.II. Subject MatterA. Topic: Expressing Feelings and Emotions Implicitly through an AnalogyReference : English Expressways, p. 166Author: Eugenia Gordon, RemediosNery, Virginia BermudezB. Materials : Media Player Powerpoint PresentationSpeakerIII. ProcedureA. Preliminary Activity1. MotivationTry to close your eyes. Think of the name of the adjectives to describe your father.Does he care? Is he proud? Did he defend you? Is he sensitive? Can you count the times heuttered I love you?Reflect on these things as you listen attentively to the song that I will play. (Nowplaying: Father and Son by Cat Stevens)2. Motive QuestionIs the song familiar to you? What is the title? Generally, what does it speak about father andson?
B. Lesson ProperTeacher’s Activity Student’s ActivityClass, describe what you feel while listeningto the song.Okay, you felt sad.Oftentimes feeling and attitudes toward anidea or person are expressed explicitly ordirectly, using language. But we know thatthese things can also be expressed throughother means. What do you call this?You got it right. Well, we have another way,though, of expressing feelings and attitudesimplicitly; and we call it an analogy.Please look at this example:Time is like a river, constantly changing yetalways the same.Examine the structure of this. First, whatparticular subject does it talk about?Exactly. Then tell me, what two things arebeing compared? Is the comparison literal orfigurative?That is so correct. Class, when you have aliteral comparison, you can see how there isa visible, almost technical similarity. On theother hand, a figurative comparison focuseson the less obvious, and the stressesimaginative aspects of objects.Going back to the example, let us take outthe phrase, constantly changing yet alwaysthe same. So what’s left is Time is like a river.When we do that, it is no longer an analogy.It will be simile, right?Obviously, an analogy is a type of figurativelanguage. But how we distinguish ananalogy?You are absolutely right. In the example,there shows the logical relationship betweentime and change.Although analogies can be expressed inI felt sad while listening because I wasthinking of the times my father is still alive.We call it as implicit expression.The statement talks something about time.Time and river are being compared, and thecomparison is figurative.Like simile, an analogy uses the word like;and just like metaphor, it compares twothings indirectly. The only difference is thatan analogy presents not two things but twosets of circumstances.
statements, they are always paraphrased asequations. Below are some examples:1. Love is food for the soul, but jealousy ispoison.Equation—AnalogyLove= food for the soul2. Life is a disease.Equation—AnalogyLife=diseaseC. Skill DevelopmentThink of analogies that speak about the message of the song, Father and Son by CatStevens.IV. EvaluationIn small groups, think of as many analogies as you can for each of the following items:1. friend 3. old age 4. woman2. youth 4. manV. AssignmentPick a song of your own choice and make analogies that speak about its message. Dothis on a piece of paper.Prepared by:Katrin B. LutaoBSEd 2-N1