Twists of Fate, Listening
Intermediate, B 1 level
To provide Ss practice on listening for general information, specific information and for details
To provide practice on speaking for fluency as a productive skill.
Procedure (28-43 minutes)
I am going to explain what Friday 13th in Britain is. I am going to ask Ss if they have ever had a bad luck and to talk in pairs about a bad luck that happened with them.
I am going to display visualizations about the key lexis used in the listening: frostbitten, balcony, hiker and toddler.
Ss will be engaged in a discussion about their a bad luck and describe what happened.
Ss listen and answer the following questions: 1. Is this a conversation in a cafe? ; A radio news program?; TV advertisement? 2. How many people do you hear speaking? 3. How many different stories are there? 4. Do you think it is very serious or humorous?
Ss listen and answer ex. 1: listen and match the three bad luck stories 1-3 to the headlines a-c.
Ss listen and answer the following questions: 1. What is the reporter's name? 2. How old is the hiker in the first story? 3. How old is the son in the second story? 4. How old is the boy in the third story?
Ss listen and do ex. 3: Listen again and answer these questions. T checks Ss' answers and gives feedback and lets the Ss listen again if necessary.
Ss do ex. 3 as a productive speaking skill. ss work in pairs to talk about any bad luck stories they have heard about recently.