Teaching Practice 1
Upper Intermediate level
To provide review and practice of use of will, be going to, present simple and present continous in the future form. in the context of future expectations.
To provide practice in listenning for gist and specific information through a recording about people talking about their expectations of the future.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
T asks Ss they will listen to five people answering the question "What are you optimistic about?". while listening, ss will complete a chart about what the people in the recording are saying. While ss listen, T draws the chart on board. After the listening finishes, T nominates different ss to come to board and complete the chart.
T asks Ss to divide into pairs and let them do the T/F activity to see if they remember the listening text correctly. Then, T plays the recording and Ss decide whether the statements are T or F. After Ss have finished, T gets FB from Ss.
T tells Ss that they have listened to people talking about things they are optimistic or pessimistic. For each speaker, T tries to elicit a heading. For example; since first speaker is optimistic about his retirement, the heading will be retirement. Then, T asks Ss to discuss in pairs if they are optimistic about any of the topics.
T focuses Ss attention to the sentences extracted from the listening. T reads the sentences and asks them if these sentences are talking about things happened in the past or will happen in the future. Then, T asks Ss to complete the rules with the forms in brackets as pairs. Then, T elicits the answers from the Ss and write a chart on W/B to make the differences clearer for the Ss.
T asks Ss to do the gap filling exercise in Grammar Part 2 in pairs. Then, T gets FB.
T asks Ss to match the dialogues in Part 5 in pairs. Then, T gets FB.