Pre-Intermediate, A2/B1 level
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about conincidences in the context of a lost book
To provide a freer speaking practice in the context of coincidences
Procedure (30-39 minutes)
I set the context of coincidences through illustrating a stick figure story of myself on the board. I elicit the word 'coincidence'.
On my ppt, I first show a poster from the movie 'The Silence of the Lambs'. I let them guess who the actor is and then show a couple of pictures of Anthony Hopkins. I have another slide with the picture of the lost book.
I ask them what the two coincidnces mentioned in the story. The students also do ex.1a and we check answers.
Students do ex.1b.
Students check their answers in pairs and then we have whole class feedback. Students do ex.8 using the bullet points given. They listen to each other in groups and I walk around to help when necessary. I ask them about the most interesting story for feedback.