To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about jack's stressed day in the context of of annoying habits
To provide clarification of vocabulary from the listening - (drive someone) mad, (train) carriage, hold (on the phone), traffic jam, enormous - in the context of listening to jack talking about his stressful day
Procedure (36-46 minutes)
T will show some pictures of jack and tell Ss he had a stressful day. Ss will look at the picture and guess about the situation and what annoys him in the picture. Ss will try to tell the class about their own issues with modern life and daily annoying things.
T will give the HO1 to Ss and they will read the statments for 1 minute. Then, Ss will listen to an audio file about two friends i.e Jack and Alan, They meet at a train station and jack argues about his trip. Ss will listen to his complaints and choose what he complains about from the provided list. They will check their answers in pairs and finally T will get a quick WC feedback.
T will pre-teach some of the blocking vocabulary from the tape script using the same pictures with the lead-in. (drive someone) mad, (train) carriage, hold (on the phone), traffic jam, enormous I will point at the cups in the picture and emphasize on their sizes to elicit the word enormous. We have the Train carriage so showing the picture and telling the Ss will be helpful,also jack is on hold in one of the pictures and the traffic in the other one is driving him mad.
T will ask Ss to unfold their handouts and explain the activity. Ss will listen to the audio file once more but this time, T will pause the audio after each complaints and Ss will have the chance to write them down. They will check their answers in groups and finally T will give them the answer key to check their answers.
T Show the Ss HO2 where they will talk about the generations and typical complaints for they usually make. Ss will regroup and discuss this in their new group. Meanwhile T will monitor discussions and help Ss where needed also, he will do some hot error corrections. T will take notes of some common errors for further delayed error correction. at the end of discussion, some Ss will be nominated to tell the class about their ideas in group and teacher will do the delayed error correction.