To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text of six different people talking about dogs in the context of friends.
To provide clarification of descriptive adjectives in the context of animals as friends
To provide scan reading practice using a text about dogs in the context of man's best friend
To provide practice in speaking for fluency and accuracy in the context of animals asfriends
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
Write "animals" onto the w/b and elicit as many words as possible. (try to include some of the target vocabulary; dolphin, horse, rat, camel, cat, dog.) Ask Ss to talk about the animals they like and dislike in small groups. Demonstrate the activity before they start. (e.g, I like dogs but I dislike bees) Express that dislike is a different way of saying "don't like". Get w/c feedback
Write "clean" onto the w/b and ask students to find its antonym. Elicit "dirty" by using the pictures of clean and dirty shoes and your body language to give them a clue. Ask Ss to match the words and their opposites in small groups and stick them on the walls. This will be a cut-up activity. Then Ss will check other groups' walls and compare their answers. Show them your wall. Focus on the positive and negative meaning of the adjectives. Model and drill the target language. Ask Ss to choose an animal and describe it to their partners using the adjectives. Before they do, demonstrate the activity by showing the form of the TL. Get w/c feedback. Tell Ss that they are going to read a short text about dogs individually and find three things that dogs are used for. Ask them to check their answers with their partners. Get w/c feedback. Clarify the following words (therapy and carry)
Tell Ss that they are going to hear 6 different people talking about dogs. Play the first one and ask if the speaker likes or dislikes dogs. Clarify dislike. Ask them to complete the exercise. Then check their answers with their partners. Show them the answer key on the w/b through the projector.
Ask Ss to try to remember what they have listened and discuss the questions in exercise 2 with their partners. Play the recording again pausing after each speaker. Ask them to answer the questions and then compare their answers with their partners. Get w/c feedback.
Write "A dog is a man's best friend" onto the w/b. Ask Ss whether or not they agree with the expression and discuss it in small groups. Get w/c feedback.