Listening & Speaking (TP 2a)
To listen for gist and details
To speak in semi-controlled and freer speaking activities
To read for gist
Procedure (41-60 minutes)
-- Elicit from the Ss if the can remember what the previous reading lesson was about. (Zoe made decision to live on a farm after redundancy.) -- Ask whether the decision was easy for Zoe. -- Explain that in life, there are situations in which it is so hard to make a decision because the choices you have are equally good. Encourage them to give you the word "dilemma." If they could not, write the word on the WB and ask them to repeat after you. -- Draw a junction on the board. Ask if they know the word "crossroads". Elicit answers and write the word under the crossroads. Draw a stick figure that looks puzzled and cannot choose which way to go. Ask, "What is his problem?" Elicit answers. (He does not know which way to go.) Explain that if someone is at a crossroads, he is about to make an important decision which can change his future.
-- Write the words--promotion, scholarship, contract, receive, and career--on the WB. Put the Ss in groups of 3 and ask them to think of their meanings. -- After they have discussed for a couple of minutes, give the HO, and ask them to match the words with the meanings and write their parts of speech. When they are done with the activity, check the answers with the Ss.
-- Give the HO of page 72. -- Introduce the Exercise and ask the Ss to read all the situations in Exercise 1. Give them a time of 3 minutes. Encourage them to think individually for a minute. -- Put the Ss in small groups, and ask them to share their thoughts and reasons. -- Elicit answers from each of the groups.
-- Ask the Ss to work in pairs and answer the questions in Exercise 2. Encourage them to use "should" if they are not able to form complete sentences. -- Elicit answers for both questions.
-- Ask the Ss to focus on the picture for listening. Ask questions to encourage them to tell you where the people in the picture are, what they are doing, or how they feel. -- Tell the Ss that they are going to listen to a conversation between Derek and Dave and that Derek has a problem. Ask them to discuss in pairs and tell which person in the picture is Derek and what they think his problem is. -- Get some FB and if you have enough time, write some ideas on the WB.
-- Tell the Ss that they are going to listen to the conversation and check their answers. -- The Ss listen to the first part of the listening and then check their answers in the same pairs in which they made their predictions. Elicit answers, and if necessary, play the track again; this time, ask the Ss to compare answers in small groups. -- Get some FB from each pair/group to see whose answer is correct. Ask which answer on the WB is closets to their answers.
-- Ask the Ss to read the sentences 1-4 in Exercise 2 and see if they can fill in the gaps with appropriate words. Elicit some answers and write them on the WB. -- Ask the Ss to listen and check in pairs whether their answers were correct. Elicit FB to see if they have correctly filled the gaps.
-- Ask the Ss what they think Derek will decide. Get some ideas. -- Ask the Ss to listen to fill in the gaps in the sentences 5-8. After listening, ask them to check their answers in pairs. Get some FB to check they have answered correctly. -- If they are having trouble, play the second part of the track again.
-- Put students in small groups and ask them to discuss what Derek should do. Give them a 5-minute time limit. -- After the discussion, get some WC FB.