TP-3 | Listening for gist and detail, free speaking | Manners
To provide gist listening practice using a text about Are English people too polite? in the context of Four people of different nationalities who have all lived in England meet and talk about their experience with English people.
The students will have practised free speaking in the context of manners in different countries.
Procedure (40-48 minutes)
Bring up slide no. 1 (4 people in a restaurant, English/British theme) Get the students to talk about what they see and what they think is happening.
Individual slides with images to elicit the following words: (to) fail, Latin people, an economist, (to be) extrovert, football hooligans The last slide in this series displays all the 'new' words'; ask a few CCQ (pronunciation, meaning)
Make sure everyone understands the expression 'too polite' Introduce the listening task and give instructions, ICQ (ss to work alone); hand out the questions and ask ss to fold the paper in half. Start playing the audio (track #45) Stop after each speaker (and if required have ss give feedback after each of them)
Explain procedure for the second part, ICQ Students to read questions 1-9 carefully Re-play audio, stop after every speaker SS discuss answers at the end; then check with answer key (will be put up on the walls) If required, provide additional feedback
Slide to demonstrate the task with the 'DRIVING' situation. Elicit meaning and form and have ss practise the language/form; CCQ (Time permitting), students will work in groups and discuss one of the following situations: In a restaurant / Visiting people / Men and women / Greeting people (the number of topics and groups will depend on how many students are present)