Listening Lesson Birthdays (Happy Birthday!),Months and Dates
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about birthday celebration in the context of birthdays
To provide clarification, review and practice of months and dates in the context of birthdays
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
*T tells a short story about her birthday,birthday presents,birthday party...etc. *Ss answer the questions asked by the teacher such as ''Do you like birthday parties?'' ''What kind of activities do you do on your birthday?'' ''Do you like presents for birthday celebrations? ''What kind of presents do you like?...etc.
*Ss listen and practice the months in Exercise 1 a Page 66 SBook.(CD 3 Track 17) *Ss work in pairs.One of them says a month.His/Her partner says the next two months in Exercise 1 b Page 66 SBook.e.g.: Student A: March Student B: April,May *Ss listen and practice the dates in Exercise 2 a Page 66 SBook. (CD 3 Track 18)e.g.: 1st:First ,2nd:Second...etc. *Ss notice the letters at the end of the pronunciation of dates. e.g.: First,Second,Third,Fourth,Eleventh,Twenty-first,Thirtieth...etc. *Ss work in pairs.They say the dates in Exercise 2 b Page 66 SBook.e.g.: 13th,22nd,23rd,27th,31th...etc. *Ss listen and check their pronunciation for the dates in Exercise 2 b Page 66 SBook. (CD 3 Track 19) *Ss listen again and practice the dates in Exercise 2 c Page 66 SBook. (CD 3 Track 19) *Ss read the questions and answers in pairs like a dialogue.They notice the words written in bold in Exercise 3 Real world Page 66 SBook.e.g.: Student A: What is the date today? Student B: (It's March the seventh. *T gives some tips:'' We say March the seventh or the seventh of March. We write March 7th or 7th March.'' o In the UK, 5/6/09 = 5th June 2009 (day / month / year). In the USA, 5/6/09 = 6th May 2009 (month / day /year). *Ss listen and practice the questions and answers in 3 in Exercise 4 Real world Page 66 SBook. (CD 3 Track 20) *Ss listen to four conversations.they answer the question ''Which dates do you hear?'' and choose in Exercise 5 Real world Page 66 SBook. (CD 3 Track 21) *T changes the pairs giving some fruit names to the students and getting the students sit down next to the students who have the same fruit name. *Ss write five dates (March 3rd,August 25th, etc.) in Exercise 6 a Real world Page 66 SBook. *Ss work in pairs.One of them says the dates and her/his partner writes the dates.They check if the written forms of the dates are correct or not in Exercise 6 b Real world Page 66 SBook. *Ss stands up and walk around in the classroom.They ask the other students when their birthdays are.They find out if they have birthdays in the same month as them or not in Exercise 6 c Real world Page 66 SBook.e.g.: Student A: When is your birthday,Adela? Student B: It is on May 25th. Student A: My birthday's on May 22nd. *Ss check these words with their teacher in Exercise 7 a Happy birthday! Page 66 SBook.: a present (Noun) : something that you give to someone, usually for a particular occasion. /ˈprezənt/ (to) drive (Verb):to make a car, bus, or train move, and control what it does. e.g. a driving test: /ˈdraɪvɪŋ/ Club (Noun) : a place open late at night where people can dance .e.g.go to a club: /klʌb/ (to) meet (Verb):to come to the same place as someone else by arrangement or by chance. /miːt/ (to) decide (Verb):to choose something after thinking about several possibilities ./dɪˈsaɪd/
*Ss work individually in Exercise 7 b Page 66 SBook. (Video/CD 3 Track 22) *Ss look at the photo of Danny and Caren. *Ss listen to their conversation. *Ss answer the question '' What do they decide to do this evening?''
*Ss work in pairs in Exercise 7c Page 66 SBook. *Ss choose the correct words or phrases in Exercise 7c Page 66 SBook. (They see howmuch they remember about Danny and Karen in the conversation in Exercise 7 b Page 66 Sbook.) *Ss watch/listen again and they check their answers.
*Ss work in groups of 3/4. *Each student in the group prepares her / his own ''to do list'' for her / his birthday party.e.g.: -Invite: Ayşe ,Fatma,Hayriye...etc. -Buy: A Birthday Cake -Music: Songs to listen at the party ...etc. *Ss ask each member of the group the question '' What are your plans for your birthday party?'' *Each student in the group answers that question using her / his ''to do list'' *Feedback/Error Correction: Possible Problem 1: Student A: When's your birthday, Ahmet? Student B : It's in May 10th. Solution 1:The preposition ''On'' is used before the time expression of day. The preposition ''In'' is used before the time expression of month. Possible Problem 2: Student A: What is the date today? Student B : It's August 9th. Solution 2: The article '' the'' is used to indicate the day in the date.