Teaching practice 3
To present, review and practice forms used in English for generalizing and giving examples.
To provide listening, practice listening for both gist and specific meaning.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Put the two printed pictures on the board. Ask them to look at the pictures, work in pairs and describe the pictures and answer some questions about each picture e.g. who are the people in the photos? Where are they? what are they listening to? How do you describe their mood? The students will work in pairs and prepare their answer, then ask some of them to share their ideas with other students.
Explain that they are going to listen to a part of a text. Show them the listening worksheet and tell them they should listen carefully and answer the questions on the paper. Pass the papers. Ask them to read the questions before playing the recording. Tell them that they are not supposed to understand all the sentences or words, they should only look for the answer of the questions. Then play the recording and they listen. Then ask them to give their answers.
Show them the listening sheet part 2, explain that they are going to listen once more and they should decide if the sentences are true or false. Pass the sheets. Before playing the recording let them read the sentences for a minute. Play the recording and then check their answers.
Make a very short review of what they have understood from the listening part. e.g. Who is Confucius? What do you know about him? etc. then show them the language focus sheet and explain that they should match the sentences 1,2,3 to the endings a,b,c. Ask them to work in pairs and match. While they are working write the phrases on the board.( generally speaking, on the whole, most of the time, for example, for instance, such as) When they are done, ask some individuals to read the answers, explain the phrases through examples then drill them. Then ask them to underline the phrases used to make general statements and circle the ones we use to give examples.
Put this on the board, living in a new country, Ask some questions e.g Do you like to live in a new country? Is it good or bad? Why is it good or bad? Give me some examples. Write any suitable answers on the board, then change their answers into some sentences using generalising phrases to give them a clue how they should do the next task. Divide the class into three or four groups and explain that they should the same for the task. Show them the speaking practice sheet which contains some different topics to discuss. Tell them that they should choose one of the topics and talk about it using the generalizing phrases. Give them time to discuss the topics then ask some of them to share their ideas with the whole class.