Listening and speaking practice in the context of dreams and ambitions
Pre intermediate level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of dreams and childhood ambitions and how these have changed.
Revise grammar and vocabulary learnt and prectised during the term.
Procedure (81-110 minutes)
Start the lesson with a speaking exercise based on general topics. Example: My favourite subject/ teacher at school My hobby Nominate ss to speak for one minute on one or two minutes, depending on the number of ss in class.
Focus on audio 12.5. Ask ss to tick the correct answers as they listen to the audio. Discuss answers an an open group. Pair ss. Instruct them to turn take and ask the same questions. Monitor and make notes.
Talk briefly about dreams and childhood ambitions to introduce the topic to the class. Introduce the language the ss will be expected to use in the next task. Eg: I always wanted to be...., I always thought it would be nice to.... etc Pair ss and ask them to turn take and answer these questions: What were your childhood ambitions? Have they changed now that you are older? What do you do now? What would you hope to become/ to do in the future? Monitor and make notes. Feedback and error correct.
Pair ss and ask them to turn take and answer these questions: What were your childhood ambitions? Have they changed now that you are older? What do you do now? What would you hope to become/ to do in the future? Monitor and make notes. Feedback and error correct.
Ex 7. Ask ss to read the text and answer the questions.
Ask ss to use the phrases practiced earlier and the model text to write a paragraph about their childhood ambitions and how they have changed now.
Feedback and error correct. Revise the vocabulary and grammar learnt and practiced in the previous classes. Introduce the question answer game( kaboom) and use the questions to revise the topics covered in the earlier lessons.