B1 Intermediate level
To provide fluency and accuracy of speaking skills by learning new expressions about hopes,dreams and ambitions
To provide listening practice to the gist and to practice the newly acquired vocabulary about dreams,hopes and ambitions
Procedure (30-48 minutes)
Give students handouts (FInd someone who...) Ask students to find someone who, for instance, would like to become a dancer. Mingle. Ask a few students what they found out.
Ask students what they see in the pictures and ask what they are doing. Students then listen to the recording of three people talking about their hopes, dreams and ambitions. Students match the speakers to three of the pictures.
Give the students handout with disordered sentences and ask them to unjumble the sentences in groups.
Show students the patterns (used in exercise 3; I'm thinking of... / My dream is to.../I'm considering... etc.) and ask them to complete the endings.
Tell students to read the beginnings and ends of the sentences and match them up. Play the recording again. Student check their answers in pairs.
Students write sentences about their own hopes, dreams and ambitions. Ask students to write three sentences, one of them is a lie. Demonstrate the True and lies game in class together. Tell three things about your dream and hopes. Say one is a lie. Ask students to guess. after demonstration ask students to do the same. First everyone writes three sentences on their own. Then they play the game in groups of three. Monitor and make notes about language used. Gİve feedback.
Focus on stressed syllables and schwa sounds. Write one sentence on the board and ask students to say the sentence aloud. Ask where is the stress. Explain the difference between a strong and a weak to. Mark the stresses in the sentence. Ask students to do the same with the other sentences from exercise 3. Pair work.
Check if students put the stress on the right syllables. Do some drilling.
Show students handout (3A) and demostrate the activity by choosing two or three of the circles yourself and putting them on the board. Make a short note in each (this year I'm thinking of taking tango lessons) .Instruct one students to ask you about one of the things you've written. Write possible questions they could ask their peer. Gİve out the worksheet and tell students to choose four circles and write short notes about their hopes dreams and ambtions. Give them 3-5 min., then ask them to work in pair. Students swap their worksheets and ask each other questions. After 2 min ask to switch so that students interview their other peers.