Copy of Celta Lesson Plan 1
To practice listening skills through listening for specific information and reading skills through scanning in the context of building networks.
To learn lexis related to context.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Ss will be asked 'What kind of people are you friends with on Facebook?' Ss brainstorm. T elicits answers from the Ss and writes them on board.(Presumed answers: Family, co-workers, friends etc.) (T adds the word 'acquaintance' to the brainstorming sheme and explains its meaning by giving an example.) T shows the brainstorming scheme on the board and asks 'What is this? A social _______?' (Presumed answer: Network) T tells the Ss that they will talk about networks in this lesson.
T tells the Ss to have a look at their books (pg. 4) and tells them that these people also build a network. They are acquaintances and friends. Then T asks:'How many countries do these people come from?' T elicits answers from the Ss (Answer: 4-Germany, India, Scotland and USA).
T asks one of the Ss to read the first part of the text aloud and asks if anyone knows about the subject 'Six Degrees of Separation'. If not, T first asks Ss to guess and if it doesn't help he/she explains the concept in a brief way. T also goes through the unknown vocabulary (separation, chain). T divides the Ss into pairs and make the Ss answer the questions after reading the rest of the text. T elicits answers from pairs asking CCQ after each answer.
T tells the Ss that now they will listen to three of these people talking to each other. Ss are expected to work in pairs and say who is talking and which person they are talking about. T elicits answers from the Ss. (Christine is talking about Prema. Gudrin is talking about Samer. Rob is talking about Chuck.) T asks CCQs for clarification.
T tells the Ss that they will listen to the same recording again and decide whether the statements on pg.6 are True or False. T asks the Ss to have a look at the sentences before they listen to the recording. T plays the recording and Ss do the task. T asks the Ss to compare answers with their groups. T elicits answers from the class.
T asks the Ss 'Do you think the six degrees of separation theory is true? Are you connected to anyone famous?' Ss discuss their answers as a class.