To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Americans in the context of cultures
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of cultures.
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
At the very first, T will say: "What have you just read about?", ss: "culture shock", T: "now we want to learn more about Americans". So T will show ss a picture and ask them to say the things that they see in it. Then T will divide the class into four groups and give each group a picture and ask them to look at the picture carefully, pay attention to the sentences that are written on it and tell to each other what the picture says about Americans. Then T will get a feedback from the ss randomly.
T will raise a handout prepared for gist listening and ask the ss to listen to four people answering the question, 'Are Americans polite?' and answer with 'yes' or 'no'. T will pause a little after each speaker to give the ss time to write. T, then, will ask the ss to share their answers together and meanwhile, will write the answers on the board and ask ss to check their answers with the answers on the board.
T will teach some vocabulary that ss need to know in order to answer the questions. T will say: " what is another word for honest?", "what do we say when you say or show what you really feel?", ss: "sincere", if they can't say T will say herself. CCQs: Are liars sincere? No Is it a good thing to be sincere? Yes Are you sincere when you don’t show what you really feel? No T, then, will teach the next word that is 'pushy' by giving a definition. T will say: "what do we call a person who behaves in an unpleasant way in order to get something or to make someone to do something?", Ss: "Pushy", if the ss can't say T will say herself. CCQs: Is it a good thing to be pushy? No Do pushy people get whatever they want in an unpleasant way? Yes The last word is 'affectionate' and T will give a definition in order to elicit the word from the ss. T will say: "what do we say when you show that you like or love someone?", ss: "affectionate", T will say herself if they can't answer. CCQs: Do you hate someone when you are affectionate? No Do you hide your love when you are affectionate? No
T will raise a handout and ask the ss to read the questions in one minute and then listen to four people again and answer the questions. Then T will ask them to share their answers together. T will play the recording again if necessary and will give them an answer key and ask them to check their answers with the answer key.
T will raise a handout and ask the ss to look at the five situations and discuss the questions with their partners in each situation. T will monitor the ss. If the ss didn't get what to do T will model the task. T will write a question and one of the situations on the board and ask the ss to answer the question. T will write 'Do people do these things in your city?', and T will also write 'kiss people on both cheeks when you meet them for the first time', then T will ask the ss: "Do people in your city kiss each other on both cheeks when they meet for the first time?' and after that ask them to discuss the questions with their partners. Then T will ask the pairs to share their ideas with other groups. T will get feedback from the ss randomly.