Listening skills: Past simple
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using an audio about a true family story.
To provide writing practice of a short paragraph using past simple tense
Procedure (41-58 minutes)
1. T stick an old photo of a servant on the board. 2. Prompt questions and elicit answers: - Is it an old photo or a new photo? (an old photo? - What year was it? (Ss guess the year. Probably 1900) - How old was she? (Ss guess the age. Probably 20 years old) - Was she rich? No - What was her job? She’s a servant. * Did she clean the house for other people? * Did she cook for other people? - How old is she now? (Ss guess the age. Probably 135 years old)
1. T gives instruction: -“Now you will listen to a story. This story is related with this lady”. - “Find out ‘how many people are there in the story?’ and ‘what are they talking about?’”. 2. ICQs: - How many questions did I ask? (2) - What are they? (How many people are there in the story? and what are they talking about?). 3. Play the audio of Module 7 part 1. 4. Elicit answers from Ss. 5. FB: write the correct answers on the board or give correct answers orally. - How many people are talking? One person is talking. (Try to elicit full sentence rather than just “one”. - Is that person a man or a woman? He is a man. - What is he talking about? He is talking about his grandmother. 6. If the students can't answer the questions, play the audio several times (twice should be enough).
Scan listening. Ss will listen to find specific information. 1. T presents the worksheet and give instructions: - The man will continue his story. - Before I start, I want you to look at this paper. - There are some questions, I want you to check them. 2. Distribute the worksheet and give Ss some time to read. 3. Say “Now put your flip your paper face down” (T model the action). Don’t flip the paper back. 2. ICQs: - How many questions are there? 3. - What are they? Where did they leave her? How old was she? Did she speak English? - Will you flip the paper back? No. 3. Play the audio of Modul 7 part 2. 4. Elicit answers from Ss. 5. If students can't answer the questions, play the audio for several times (twice should be enough) 6. FB: write the answer on the board.
1. T presents the worksheet. 2. Give instructions: - How many parts did we listen? 2. - I’ve got 4 pictures. You need to put them at the correct places. - Now you will listen to part 1 again. - Listen first, after the audio ends, put the pictures at the correct places. - You will work alone. 3. ICQs: - Are you going to listen part 1 or part 2? Part 1. - Are you going to put the pictures on part 1 or part 2? Part 1. - Are you going to work alone? Yes. 4. Play the audio of Modul 7 part 1. 5. After listening the audio, give some time for students to arrange their pictures. 6. Give instructions for next task: - Now you will listen to part 2. - Listen first, then put the pictures. 7. ICQs: - Are you going to listen part 1 or part 2? Part 2. - Are you going to put the pictures on part 1 or part 2? Part 2. 8. Play the audio of Modul 7 part 2. 9. After listening the audio, give some time for students to arrange their pictures. 10. If necessary, play the audio several times (twice should be enough) 11. FB: Ss check their answers in pairs. Write the correct answers on the board.
1. Elicit some answers to get general summary of the story. - Where was she from? She was from Russia. - What was her job? She was a servant (for a rich family) - Where did she go? She went to London. - Was she alone? Yes. 2. Give instructions: - What happened next? - You will decide what happened. - Write 3 sentences about what happened to his grandmother. 4. Model example: (ending example): She worked at a restaurant. She was a chef. She became a popular chef. 3. ICQs: - The story happened in the past of present? Past. - Do you need to write in past simple or present simple? Past simple. - How many sentences are you going to make? 3 sentences. - 7 minutes. 4. Monitor the students while they are writing. Check for some errors. 5. Check your answers with your pair. 6. Alternative (if time permits): Find 2 people and share your story to them. 7. FB: Elicit answers from some students. 8. Correct errors, summarise the lesson. 9. End the lesson.