Assessed TP 7 - Listening
To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about laughter
To provide clarification of synonyms of 'laugh'
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Put the pictures of 'laff machine', laughing audience and 'a can of laughter'. Say 'These pictures are all related. What do they have in common? And what is this machine for? Discuss in pairs' Ss discuss for 1 minute. W/c FB, respond to interesting ideas. Try to elicit words 'laughter'/'effect'.
Play the recording of canned laughter (2.51) and ask sts "Who is laughing?" Discuss in pairs. If the students cannot produce ideas, ask questions: "What is canned laughter?" "When do you think it was first used?" "Do you think it is still used today?"
Do you know an synonyms of the word 'laugh'? Any words with the same meaning? Ask the Ss to try to match the words with their definitions in pairs. FB with the tape. Ask if there are any problems/ doubts. Ask the Ss which word cannot be used both as a noun and a verb (crack up - only verb).
Tell Ss they are going to listen to a lecture. Give them the handout with the questions for listening for specific information task (p.118, Listening ex.2). Ask the Ss to read the questions. Make sure the Ss understand the questions. Ss listen to the recording 2.52. Monitor to see whether they are having problems with any specific questions. Take w/c FB
Ask the Ss to listen and take notes on further details of the statements that they ticked. Play the recording 2.52 again. What kind of FB do I take here? Ss discuss the questions in pairs - and then w/c FB?
Ss work in groups of three? and discuss the questions from ex. 4 p. 118