To provide gist listening practice using a text about dating in the context of relationships
To provide scan reading practice using a text about twenty-first century dating in the context of relationships
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the secrets of a successful relationship
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T writes "FIRSTS" on the board and elicits some examples from Sts and writes them "first love, first holiday etc..."
T circles the "first love". T asks some Sts questions to introduce the useful words: -Do you remember your first love? - Was it love at first sight? - Are you still together or did you split up? - Are you married? - Do you remember the day when your husband proposed to you? - When did you get married? - So, on __________, what are you going to do? You are going to celebrate your __________ After each question, T writes the words on the board and clarifies their meaning, form of speech, pronunciation and stress.
T shows the HO to the Sts and tells them to choose 2 "firsts" Sts talk about one of them in pairs (3 min.), then they talk about the second one with the other person next to them (3min.) T asks some Sts as to what they learnt about their friends
T shows the second HO to the Sts T asks about the pictures and the title: - What do you see here? - What is their relationship? - What is the title? What does it mean? - So, the text could be about __________. Let's read the text and see if you are right. T gives them 30 seconds to skim the text T asks Sts to check their opinions with their partners and then asks for the result
T asks Sts to go over the text again and do the fill in the gap exercise with their partners T asks for the answers and writes them on the board T elicits Sts opinions about the couples by asking " Which relationship has the best chance to success? Why? ", and in pairs, Sts discuss their opinions by giving reasons T asks for their ideas (lead-in to the listening)
T tells the Sts that the listening is about what happened to their relationships after a year Sts do the listening and check if their opinion about the previous question (Which relationship has the best chance to success? Why?) is correct or not T asks for the answer and the reasons then writes them on the board
T writes "secrets of a successful relationship" on the board T asks Sts to discuss and choose the most important 3 elements, including the reasons in groups of 3 (depening the number it can be a PW) Then Sts come together with another group/pair and choose the most important 2 elements Then WC becomes a circle and decides the top 2 factors