Ibrahim Yurttas, TP, 2
Beginner, A1 level
Improving listening skills of the students with the help of "listening for gist" and "listening for details" activities
Practising a minimal conversation in a shop
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
I am going to tell the students a "teacher-made-up anecdote" which is going to be a basis for me in order to elicit words that are about different kinds of shops. I am going to show a picture on which there are going to be different shops. Directing to different shops, I am going to ask "Which shop is it?" etc.
1) I am going to provide students with a HO on which the students are going to see different pictures of shops and fill in the blanks to make sentences like "I can buy shoes from a shoe shop." etc. 2) I am going to try to elicit the words in the picture on page 38 (newspaper, magazine, pencil, postcards, water, stamp, sunglasses, etc.) and ask "What can you buy from a kiosk?" At this point, I am going to work on how to stress these words.
1) I am going to tell the students that we are going to listen to a man who owns a Kiosk. I am going to provide the question "What can you buy from a kiosk?" Then, I am going to ask them to listen only to tell ONE thing what they can buy from a kiosk. 2) I am going to make the students listen to audio track 1.77 and ask them to answer certain questions while-listening. I am planning to extend the questions, provided in the course book, for this exercise.
I am going to make the students listen to two very short conversations in different shops. For this activity, they are going to listen to audio file 1.78. 1) I am going to ask the students to listen and answer the questions "Where does the conversation take place?" (in a simplified version, of course). 2) The students are going to listen to and complete the two short conversations.
1) I am going to provide the students with different role cards. They are going to keep the information they are provided with secret and have conversations at a kiosk. An example conversation is going to be provided. 2) I am going to direct the students to the exercise on page 39 (Prices, ex: 4) The students are going to have similar conversations. An example conversation is going to be provided.