Amazing but true!
LS Pre-Int level
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about special people in the context of amzing abilities
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of people with amazing abilities
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Show "Britain's Got Talent" logo and ask ss: Have you ever watched this tv show? / what's it about? Elicit the word "talent" (special ability). Ask ss: Do you know someone who has a special talent? (a friend / relative)
Show ss pictures of the four people mentioned in the text. Q: What can they do? Elicit/pre-teach the target vocabulary. (body parts / do calculations / fly a plane / bite / chew / twist)
Explain to the ss that they are about to listen to a text about the people in the pictures. Explain that they need to listen and identify who is mentioned in each passage. Check instructions. Get feedback.
- Give ss HO1. Do act-A. Explain to the ss that they need to listen and write the appropriate name next to each fact. Play the recording twice if necessary. Get feedback. - Invite ss to do act-B. Ask ss to compare their answers. Give feedback by displaying the answers on IWB.
- Invite ss to answer question C.1. Demo for the ss; "I think Michael has the most incredible ability because it is very rare." Ask ss to tell their opinion to each other in groups. Monitor. - Ask ss to tell each other about a person with an amazing ability. Explain that it could be someone they know, someone they've seen on tv or simply their favourite super hero character/figure.