Teaching Practice 6
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification, review and practice of language used for giving examples in the context of future trends.
To provide gist listening practice using a text about experts talking about advances they think will happen in the future in the context of future trends.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
T puts a picture of a 'skycar' prototype on the screen. T briefly discusses what the picture is to draw interest from Ss. T asks how Ss how they expect their lives to change in the next 20 years? What will be the most dramatic changes in the world over the same period? T ask a couple of Ss and brief discussion.
T tells Ss that they will now listen to a recording and highlight which of the statements is true. 1. Declining values in society in the future. 2. Experts talk about what advances they think will happen in the future. 3. Technological advances that are currently being worked towards. Peer check. Check WC agrees.
T states: "I'd like to draw your attention to some of the expressions used in the recording". What phrases do we use when we are giving an example of something? Elicit from students. For example/for instance Such as/like In particular Among other things To name but a few
I have a worksheet for you to work on to choose the correct expressions to complete the sentence. When you are finished with the first exercise, you can start the next. Peer check. Students come and write answers on WB. Error correction. Form and pronunciation as per LA. Elicit. Students write form. Show phonetic elements on WB. Drill. Hot error correction.
T asks Ss to write three sentences describing their future bathroom. They must include expressions in box. Peer check. T asks some for feedback. Error correction.
Students in pairs look at the pictures and discuss questions highlighted. Feedback session.