Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice in the context of risk taking.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of risk taking.
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
Mark Zuckerberg's quote LIHO about risk is displayed. Ask 'Do they know who Mark Zuckerberg is?' followed by 'Do you agree with this quote?' Ss then discuss with a partner if risks are a) good/smart or b) bad/stupid or c) both. T takes a survey by show of hands for each choice.
Show precipice LIHO2 to Ss. Explain task and give out HO1. In pairs, Ss imagine a dream where they were standing on the edge of a precipice. They discuss what the dream would mean to them by answering two questions. pg 38 ex 1 a Problem: Some Ss may not know interpret. Answer will be elicited from Ss. If not known, I will write Interpret = explain the meaning source (www.merriam-webster.com)
SS listen to six people answer the question 'Are you a risk taker?'. Ss listen for how many of the speakers consider themselves risk takers. Answers are elicited (from 1 to 6) by show of hands. (Answer is 3) pg 38 ex 1 b
Ss listen again to the audio this time listening for more specific information. As FB, Ss will peer check their answers in pairs. The answers are written on the WB. pg 38 ex 1 c (Answers 2 1 3 6 4 5)
Ss listen again to the audio. They listen for more detailed information. Students can write notes. Ss discuss their answers in pairs. pg 38 ex 1 d Problem: Ss may not know 'identify with'. identify with someone = feel that you can understand and share someone else’s feelings
Ss split into Red and Blue groups HO4 (red) & HO5 (blue) are handed out. Ss asked not to look at HOs yet.. HO3 is given to Ss along with modification instructions (eg. instead of red and blue circles, corresponding questions have been printed on red and blue paper. Ss conduct interviews with each other on their risk taking behaviors. They discuss the results with each other and agree on who is the biggest risk taker of the pair. The results are shared with the class for each pair. pg 38 ex 1 e-f Time allowing, Ss will share something specific that they learned about their partner as a result of the survey.