While Listening Lesson
By the end of the lesson, students will have had an opportunity to practice their listening-for-specific information skills with a while-listening conversation.
By the end of the lesson, the students will have been exposed to and have had a chance to learn lexis related to risks.
The students will have a chance to practice group discussion about a specific topic (acceptable risks).
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
Students will be grouped together and given 5 photos and asked to organize them in order from least risky to most risky. The teacher will ask them about some of their choices. Next the groups will be given a bag of M&Ms. One student, the leader, will select 3 candies and secretly mark one with a felt tip pen. That one is the "poisoned" one. The others in the group will be asked if they would or would not eat one of them. This task will be repeated with 5, 10, and all the M&Ms. With each iteration, the leader will record the results whether people would or would not eat them. Finally, the results will be shared with the class. Teacher will ask them what they conclude about risk and risk-taking. At what point would they consider the risk acceptable?
Students, in groups, will be given vocab cards with the needed vocabulary on them. They will take turns either explaining the card's meaning or trying to guess what it means. Then, they'll take the definition cards and match them. Then, the students will read a text about the Ford Pinto. From the article, they will try to verify whether or not their matches are correct or not. Finally, the teacher will ask a few concept check questions.
Students will listen to the first part of the audio file. As they listen and for a brief period after, they will answer a few true-false questions.
The students will listen to the second part of the audio and answer more detailed questions. Afterwards, students will check their answers with their partners.
Students will be divided into groups and they will speak about acceptable risk based on the prompts given on the worksheet. They will use their 'group discussion' format language that they've been studying.