Lecture / taking notes
Upper - Intermediate, B2 level
• To practise listening for taking notes of key information in the context of a lecture
To provide process of writing practice in the context of biographical notes
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
- play hangman game with some words about lecture or abbrevations
- ask some discusion questions.
- show the Ss some examples of taken notes by a student and try to elicit what they are - Presents examples about taking effective lecture notes. - Asks the Ss if they know the women in the picture. - Elicits from them information about her; - Put them in pairs - Set the activity 1 notes taken by a student in a lecture about Maria Montessori's biography, to identify techniques used by the student in the HO. - Elicit the answers from students as feedback. - Introduce abbrevations in the lecture notes - Energizer about abbrevations.
- Give instructions about the practice activity. - Put Ss in pairs - Hand out the HO - Hand out the answer key
- Tell Ss that they need to focus on listening for detail, and take notes as best they can. - - Tell them it may seem difficult but that I will play the recording more than once. Tell that that trying to implement the techniques the learned about it the previous activity will help with this if they can. - Play the audio track about Maria Montessori - Give them 1 min or 2 to read their notes. - Put them in pairs - Have the Ss swap notes with theirpartner and see if they had less or more information, -- Ask the Ss if they found the techniques useful and if the notes were good, or could be better as feedback