The main aim of the lesson is to give students practice on "Listening". In particular, "Skim Listening for Gist" and "Listening for Detail" through the context of "coincidences".
There are also two sub aims, Speaking and Vocabulary. After this lesson students will be able to talk about what they have in common with some one and will know the meaning of "coincidences" in English.
Procedure (30-44 minutes)
At the beginning of the lesson, I will display two images of the two famous American and Turkish actresses on the board and have students discuss in pairs the similarities between them and guess the topic of the lesson. After a WCFB, students will be divided into groups to do a vocabulary exercise on the words both" and "neither". This will be followed by providing them with the answer key on the board and pointing out the key points.
Teacher will tell a story to elicit the word "coincidence" from the students. She will go on with showing the picture of the listening on the board and ask them to work in pairs and discuss what is happening in the image and what the people may be saying to one another. Some of the blocking words in the listening will be discussed through either pictures or handouts.
Students will be asked to look at the topics and listen to the conversation and decide which two topics on the board are not discussed in the "listening". Then there will be a class-feedback.
Students will be asked to listen again and this time make notes of what the two speakers have in common. They will check their answers with a partner and then share their ideas with the whole class.
Students will listen for the last time and try to get the meaning of the expressions in the list through the conversation. After a peer-check, the teacher will discuss the meanings with the whole class.
In the end, students will be asked to walk around and meet four people with each person they should talk about any one of the topics on the board and try to find out one similarity and difference between them and note this down. We will then discuss the things they have found at the end of the exercise.