Teaching Practice 6
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide practice of meant to and supposed to in the context of a change of plan
To provide gist and specific information listening withing the context of change of plan
Procedure (45-66 minutes)
Tell students a small story about locking yourself out. ( I was in my office, my friend was there too, I needed to leave to take photocopies, when I come back she has left and she didn't realise I didn't have the keys, so I ended up in there without my cell phone and my bag and my keys, could not go anywhere started looking for help, then the lady who cleans the office saw me and luckily she had keys so she let me in) Ask students to look at the pictures. Think for a minute and say "Have they ever done any of these things?" I"f so what did you do?" -Locked yourself out -Got on the wrong bus or train -Lost your car keys -Broken down Group Feedback: Ask students to tell what has happened to their partner Check for pronunciation and clarify if necessary
Play the first half of the listening 1.44, Show the following question, and ask to students . How many people are talking? (two) Are they on the phone or talking face to face?(on the phone) What is the biggest problem? (Rob cannot pick up his mom) Group Feedback: Ask students to compare their answers Class Feedback: Elicit the answers from the students
Ask students to listen three phone calls between friends, Jon, Rob and Amy. Answer the questions about each call. Answers to questions: 1. Rob's mom 2.He locked himself out 3. He has to go to the bike ride 4. She offers to pick her up. 5.He is going to find a ladder to climb through the window. 6. His phone is dying. Peer check: Ask students to check their answers together. Class check: Ask students to give their answers.
Ask students how do they think Rob' going to get back into his house (Students own answers) Write their assumptions on board Play the record, Ask students were they right.
Provide students with the script from the former listening activity and ask them to underline the sentences that contain either "supposed to" or "meant to" once they have finished ask them to read/ show their sentences and try to explain what it means in their own sentences.
Ask students the following concept check questions to clarify the meaning. I am supposed to be picking up my mom from the train station, but my car keys and wallet are in the house. 1.Did I think I was going to do it? (yes) 2. Was this my plan? (yes) 3. Can I take my mom from the train station now? (no) Ask students the following concept check questions to clarify the meaning. Rob's meant to be picking his mom from the train station, but he has locked himself out of the house. 1. Was he going to pick up his mom? (yes) 2. Should this be happening now? (yes) 3. Is it happening? (no) Meaning: Supposed to and meant to are used to talk about plans that could not happen If students ask what is the difference, say here there is no difference here in these sentences but meant to can also mean destiny. Write the following gap to the board and ask students to fill it with their partners. Noun +__________supposed to____________ (noun+ am, is, are +supposed to+be+verbing) Noun+___________meant to_______________ (noun+am, is, are+ meant to+ be+ verbing) Class feedback: Ask students to give you their answers. Ask students to read the following example sentence for each. I'm supposed to be watching a film with George but I am too late. Sindy is meant to be doing her homework but she is still playing outside. Check for students pronunciation. Show where the stress is.
Give students complete the sentences exercise. Ask them to work on their own give 3-4 minutes. Anwers are: Peer Feedback: Ask students to check their answers with their partners. Group Feedback: Ask students to share their answers with the class.
Give students the complete the sentences with your own ideas exercise. Tell them to do it in 5 minutes. Peer Check: Ask students to share their answers with their partner Group Check: Ask students to share their answers with the class. Possible Answers ( sentences will be filled with students own ideas): 1. I'm supposed to-go for a swim-but I have a cold, 2. I'm meant to -cycle out- but it is raining. 3. I'm supposed to buy a ticket but I've lost my wallet. 4. Andy is meant to be going home but the bus is late.
Say: "Today I am supposed to be jogging but it is raining"Also "I am meant to be cooking for my guests but I haven't finished my work" Ask students what are they supposed to do and what are they meant to do? Tell them to write their own sentences explaining what are they supposed to and meant to do. Class Feedback: Ask students to share their sentences with the class.