To give students practise in listening for specific information in the context of an interview about special pet friends.
To review lexis related to pet characteristics and give ss freer speaking practice thorough a discussion.
Procedure (34-48 minutes)
Ss will see a picture of me and my dog on the WB. Q: Do/Did you have a pet before? Name? Kind? Ss having pet or have had before will talk about those animals. On WB: Names of the animals. Any unusual pet?
Present some lexis On WB: Companion (close friend) Fond of (like so much) Unconditional (no expectation) Bond (good connection) Fed up with (getting bored of) Clarify the meaning in different ways Elicit answers and get ss understand the meaning.
On WB: Probable names of pets in the interview. Ss wil try to match the people and their pets. First guess alone. Check in GW. Set the time for 2 minutes. ICQ: Are we matching the flower names? Monitoring WCF
Ss will try to find out the pet characteristics mentioned in the text and tick them. PW 5 minutes given. ICQ: Is it true or false? or just tick what you listen to? Ss will be given a list of pet characteristics and work on it. Ss listen once. Monitoring. Projecting the statements on WB and WCF.
Ss will try to find and write the names beside mentioned these characteristics. PW 5 minutes given. ICQ: Can we use more than one name for the same characteristics? Ss listen once. Monitoring. Projecting the statements on WB and WCF.
Discussion of the characteristics in a pet and in a person. What do ss look for? Give some specific animal names to each group.(giraffe, lion, eagle, parrot, fish, spider) Make pairs of each group. Two from each group get together. 8 minutes Monitoring Quick WCF.