To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of how their experience of school was for them
To provide word stress deduction listening practice in the context of school subjects
Procedure (34-47 minutes)
As a warm up students will be given a Lexis:Education exercise in which they will be asked to complete statements based on the text from the previous lesson. Next to the statements there are line numbers where they will be able to use as a reference to find the answers to complete the sentences. They will be asked to complete the activity individually, then to do a peer check. I will then pass out an answer key for the class so they can go over their answers.
I will begin by introducing the students to the different word stress patterns. We will hum the different word stress patterns together as a class. I will ask group the students and ask them to read the words given to them aloud to be able to get a feel as to which stress pattern match which words. Then they will match the stress patterns to the correct columns. We will then have whole class feedback to go over what and why they matched the stress patterns to the columns.
I will play a recording for the class and ask students to listen and check their answers to word stress matching exercise.
I will partner the students. Then I will ask them to discuss the questions in Exercise 3. This will provide an opportunity for the students to speak and have a discussion among each other about school subjects and the questions in exercise 3. After I will call on specific students to share with us what they found out about their partner.
This will be a pyramid style discussion. I will re-pair the students by numbering off. Then I will hand out anecdote's in which they will be asked to pick one from the list and talk about it. They will discuss for a few minutes, then I will ask them to share and discuss their anecdote with another pair. This will provide the students with more speaking time, while aiming for fluency.