Listening & Speaking - age, long life, and idioms
Upper-Intermediate, B-2 level
To provide gist listening practice using audio context about age and long life. To provide specific information thru additional listening and the use of a true/false exercise. To provide detailed / comprehension listening to answer deeper meaning questions.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation and group interaction in the context of age and long life plus idioms from the text. To provide accuracy speaking practice during idiom matching / meaning game
Procedure (42-53 minutes)
Inst > Work with a partner. Look at the chart in Ex. #1 and guess how many years your lifestyle can add (+) or take off (-) your life. Complete the chart with the numbers. 2 min. HO#1 - (Folded in half use Ex.1 now) PW > Nominate 2 Ss - 1 for What's good, 1 for what's not. Inst > Does anyone know someone over 95 years old? Do they do any of these things?
Inst > With your partner discuss what you think the underlined phrases mean and why? a. The oldest member of my family that’s still going strong is… b. If you want to live to a ripe old age you need to… c. When I’m old I’ll keep my mind active by… d. I don’t think I’ll reach my late nineties unless I… HO#1 > turn it over to and do Ex.#2 PW > Nominate to see which ones they already know. Elicit the ones they do not. Check meaning only thru CCQ's. Still going strong /stɪlˌ ˈɡəʊ.ɪŋˈ ˌstrɒŋ/ - Someone who is still going strong is healthy even though the person is old or has been ill. CCQ's: Is the person old or young? (old) Are they in poor health? (No) Are they going anywhere? (No) Live to a ripe old age /lɪvˈ təˈ əˈ raɪpˌəʊld ˈeɪdʒ/ - The condition of being very old; used specially to talk about someone who has a long healthy life. CCQ's: Is this talking about fruit? No Is this talking about a young person? No Keep my mind active /kiːpˌ maɪˈ maɪndˌ ˈæk.tɪv/ - Choosing a set of regular tasks or activities that will continued challenge the brain. CCQ's: Does this involve physical activity? No Is this good for the brain? Yes My late nineties /maɪˈ leɪtˌ ˈnaɪn.tiz/ - Referring to someone who is the age of 96 to 99. CCQ's: Is this referring to a person’s age? Yes Is 92 considered late nineties? No
Gist Inst (Ex.3) > By yourself, Listen to the radio interview about Maurice Anasse. Which of the things in the What’s Good list does the interview mention? You have 2 minutes. What’s Good… Good Friends Owning a Pet High Social Class Happy Marriage Regular Exercise Good Diet HO#2 > Do Ex. #3 Play Audio #8 - 1x thru ( I have audio script if there's an issue) PW - Check WCFB > Check to see what they found... Specific Info (Ex #4) > Are these statements true or false? If they are false, say why. Listen again and check your answers. HO#2 > Do Ex. #4 Play Audio #8 - 1x thru...Play twice if needed ( I have audio script if there's an issue) PW - Check WCFB > Check to see what they found... Detailed (Ex. #5) > Answer the following questions from the audio. Discuss your answers with your partner. HO#2 > Do Ex. #5 Play Audio #8 - 1x thru ( I have audio script if there's an issue) PW - Check WCFB > What are the last two new things Maurice talks about doing? At what ages?
Detailed (Ex. #5) > Answer the following questions from the audio. Discuss your answers with your partner. HO#2 > Do Ex. #5 Play Audio #8 - 1x thru...Repeat if necessary from each segment. ( I have audio script if there's an issue) PW - Check WCFB > What are the last two new things Maurice talks about doing? At what ages?
Inst > Go to Ex.5 -b > Think of three things you haven’t done before and discuss them with your partner. i. What are they? ii. What is your plan to make this dream come true? HO#2 > (Ex.5b) WCFB - Nominate for answers...check answer and FB, Correct if needed. ____________________________________________________________________ Inst > We are going to have 3 groups. Pick a color candy out of the hat and go stand around your table grouped by color Gozde, Christel and I will model the idiom game. ( I will need both of them as judges too) Groups will be given 10 slips at a time to match, when a team matches the 5 correctly a teacher judge will inspect and verify it is correct. If so, they will be given the next 10 cut-ups and repeat. If they do not have them correct, they need to self correct with the aid of the judge eliciting the correct answer, when corrected, they can proceed. This will be done to the end of class. The winning team will have the most complete cut-up matches.