Methods of communication
Intermediate B1+ level
To provide students practice in listening for gisti specific information and detail in the context of keeping in touch
To provide practice in speaking for fluencey and using vocabulary related to methods of communication
Procedure (28-40 minutes)
Start with daily conversations Play a game : a guessing game. Ask the students find an object in the classroom that everyone has, and can't live without. (Telephone) (in pairs) Elicit the answer from the students, give more detail if necessary (You can carry it in your pocket or bag). Show the picture in the students' book . (keep in touch) Ask what they see in the picture. (computer, phone, social networking etc.)
Ask questions related to the topic: - What do we use telephones or computers most? What does the picture tell us? ( keep in touch) If the answer can not be elicited from the students, try to focus on the phrase in the picture 'keep in touch'. - What else can we do with our phones or computers? Elicit the words from the students. While students come up with ideas, ask: - Which programs help you do these activities? Show the ss a picture of the applications/programs/ social networking to keep in touch. Brainstorm the ideas what these programs are used for.(Students work n pairs to come up with different ideas.) Elicit the ideas from students and write them on the board * keep in touch * send e-mails * take pictures * post pictures * record videos and post them * face-to face converstaion- * to get back in touch with somebody * to make friends * to read the news etc. Ask which one is the most popular. (facebook) Show the students the logo of facebook . Give the students a handout on which the students can see a venn diagram showing the positive and negative aspects of using facebook. Ask students to work in pairs and decide which statements are positive and which statements are negative aspects of using facebook, or both. Draw the venn diagram on the board and paste the statements according to the feedback of the students.
1- Show pictures of Paula and Megan. Focus the ss on the girls who are in the listening. Tell the students what they are talking about. Give instructions and check if they have understood by asking questions. Give handouts. Students take notes individually. Peer check General feedback. (Answers on the board) 2- Ask the students to read the statements in exercise 2 and discuss them in pairs before listening again. Give instructions and check if they have understood by asking questions. Give handouts. Check they are clear about the vocabulary. Students write T or F next to the statements. Peer check General feedback. (Answers on the board)
Ask students discuss the topic below in groups Do you agree with Paula and Megan about social networking? Why? Why not? General Feedback. (Ask students who have the same opinion in the group.) Monitor discreetly and only intervene if students need help If time: do some error correction on the board from the errors noted. Elicit the correct answers from the students.