Parents and Children
B2 Upper Intermediate level
To give Ss practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail
To raise Ss' awareness of pause fillers and repetition. To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency in the context of mysterious experience and projecting the voice sound naturally by using examples of speaking
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
T will place a picture of a teddy bear on the board. I will cover my head as an act to show that I am sleeping and in a dream state. I will tell students my imagined short story personalizing it with a dream about me falling while sleeping. I will ask Ss if they have ever had a similar experiences. II will have pictures of the sleeping, a person falling, and a person feeling as though they are leaving their body. I will ask students to look at the list of mysterious experiences on the slide and if they have ever heard of these things before. I will not go into much detail at this point as the Ss will be interacting with each other to answer the questions on the mysterious list later on in the lesson.
T will decide on what vocabulary items that T will need to pre-teach (as described below) and T will place on the overhead projector with emphasis made on the pronunciation of the chosen words from the text to help in familiarizing words from the audio script for the lesson. T will drill students to assist them with the correct sounds. Students will be given handouts as well to keep and utilize in the lesson. Vocabulary Physical /ˈfɪz.ɪ.kəl/ adjective Amazing /əˈmeɪzɪŋ/ adjective Disappear /ˌdɪsəˈpɪər/ verb Experience /ɪkˈspɪəriəns/ noun Consciousness /ˈkɒnʃəsnəs/ noun
T will play audio file for students to gather minute detail/gist of the stories of the 4 speakers. T will tell student that they are going to listen to 4 people talk about mysterious experiences that they have had. Ss will listen and then match the speakers with the experiences in ex. 1. T will get brief FB from Ss.
T will inform Ss that they will listen to 4 people again speaking about mysterious experiences they have had. Ss will focus on words and numbers and refer to/why they were mentioned by the speakers. Ss will work in pairs. T will ask Ss to read through the task before playing the audio again. Ss will then compare their answers with the handout answers on wb
Ss will work in groups of 4 and express to each other using the examples of pause fillers, repetition, and using natural expression. They will tell each other if they have ever experienced anything mysterious. T will then ask for examples from each group monitoring for pause fillers and repetition. T will praise and thank Ss before wrapping up lesson.