Pre intermediate level
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about Domestic crisis in the context of phone call
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of phone call
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
To set the context I will start by asking the students what they do when they are sick and who they might call for help. Before asking the students I will tell them what I do, what if I am able to I will go and get medicine, if not I will call my mother or grandmother. This will be a good way of setting the context of phone calls during a time of need.
Before the listening exercise I will pre-teach some words they may hear in the listening. A mess - all over the place, nothing is going right, run out of - nothing left, killing me - driving me crazy bare - empty, naked driving me mad - getting frustrated, irritated, angry
In the first listening exercise students will listen to the first part of Lorna's telephone conversation and will be asked to circle which of the problems she mentions. Once the recording is finished, and students have peer checked, we will have whole class feedback.
For more detailed listening, I will play the the second part of the recording and students will be asked,"Who is Juliet?" They will also be asked what had happened (Lorna dialed the wrong number) After the first conversation, Lorna tries to get help. She makes two more phone calls. The students will then listen to the two conversations and say if the sentences are true or false. We will have whole class feedback to go over what the answers are, as well as why.
This will be a speaking exercise in which students will be asked if they have ever had any of the problems from exercise 1. If they called anyone for help and who. I will partner the students, or group them according to their tables. This will give the students an opportunity to speak and respond to the recording about their own personal experience when faced with the domestic crisis.