Listening and Speaking Lesson
The main aim of this lesson is listening. The Ss will listen an audio recording about cats and dogs.
The subsidiary aim is speaking. Ss will practice their speaking skills.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
- Show pictures of different animals. This will trigger their curiosity and in a way set the overall theme of the lesson. Elicit the word "animals" to Ss. What can you see in the photo? - Ss to work in pairs. Teacher will show another set of photos to Ss and ask them to name the animals. Check the answer together and then whole class feedback. - Ask Ss to give examples of the following: Animals with no legs: snake Animals with 2 legs: Animals with 4 legs: Animals with more than four legs: Animals with wings: Check the answer together and then whole class feedback.
- Show some pictures of dogs and cats to Ss. 1. Ask Ss to work in pairs and answer the question: - Do you have a pet dog or cat? - Would you like to have one? Why / Why not? - What pet would you like to have? Why? - Ss check the answers together and then whole class feedback. 2. Teacher will give 6 descriptions and Ss will identify if it is associated with cats or dogs. - racing - helping the blind - being very lazy - finding drugs for customs officers - hunting for mice and birds - being very clean. - Ss check the answers together and then whole class feedback.
- Pass the HO and let Ss review the questions before the listening task. - Ask Ss to listen to the recording (11.1) - After the listening to the recording, ask Ss to answer the following questions: 1. How many cats are there in the world today? 2. What do they eat? 3. How many hours a day do they sleep? 4. How long are female cats pregnant? 5. How many kittens do they have at one time? 6. How many kinds (breeds) of cat are there? 7. What is special about Sphinx cats? - Ss check the answer together and then whole class feedback. - Peer correction if necessary.
- Ask Ss to work individually first and work in pairs after the listening activity. - Hand over the HO to Ss and let them review the given task. - Ask Ss to read the text, listen to recording (11.2) and complete the gaps. - Ss check the answer together and then whole class feedback.
- Ask Ss a question: If they will become an animal, what would it be and why? - Ss willl come in front of the class and make a sound of the animal they have chosen. - The class will guess what animal is it. When the class guess correctly, the Ss will explain why.