Teaching Practice 4
Upper Intermediate level
To give Ss' practice in integrated listening, speaking and writing dealing with the issue of moral dilemma
To give students practice in grammar they've just learnt by writing exercise. To extend Ss' knowledge of vocabulary relating to the subject of honesty and dishonesty.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
The T reads the information about the metaphors to the students. Then she tells them to look at each of the example sentences and tell her which ones refer to a honest position and which ones to a dishonest position. The Ss then match the sentences to their meanings below. The T provides answer key on the board.
The T grabs the Ss' attention to the listening task and asks them to take notes while listening since they need the information given, for their upcoming writing task. The Ss compare their notes in pairs. The T plays the recording a second time and let Ss check. If necessary she provides Ss with audio scripts after listening.
The T reads out the questions from exercise 2. Then she asks the students to think about what Ben did. This is a critical exercise, so the Ss should be given time to think before they write. Then the T asks the Ss to write the end of the story. The T circulates and monitors, helping where necessary. This part should be individual work.
The T puts students into groups of three or four. Then she tells them to read out the end of their stories and discuss what they think Ben did. The T asks different groups to report back what they wrote and where they differed.