Life in Australia
For students to practice listening for gist and specific information about life in Australia and to answer questions posed on the listening content
Students must be able to write short sentences about life in their own country and then provide verbal feedback to their peers and the class.
Procedure (45-59 minutes)
I will display pictures of the Australian flag, continent, kangaroo's etc. and give the words for those items students are not familiar with. I will pass a boomerang around the class for students to look at.
New lexical items will be written on the board which students must try to give the meaning of while working in pairs. This will be checked and confirmed by the teacher.
Students receive a list of questions which they must put in sequential order along with their partner while listening to the passage.
Students receive a handout with statements. While listening to the passage again, they then tick which statements are true.
Students receive a hand-out where they fill in the gaps with facts about their own country. If time allows students are then divided into pairs where they ask each other facts about their own country.