TP2 - Monday 24/10/2016 - The mind
To practise speaking skills on characteristics of brain
To provide deduction of the descriptive vocabulary by listening to recordings
Procedure (38-58 minutes)
In order to hint the topic of the lesson and make students interested, I will explain that I will tell them one fact about the brain. I will quickly divide them into pairs and ask them to think if they know any facts about it. If we will not be able to catch most important fact which is 2 halves of the brain, I will hint it by asking whether this organ is whole. I will put left- and right-handed phrases on the W/B and ask them if they know which type they are.
This exercise will help students get introduced into right- or left-brained descriptions. I will pair students into A & B. I will then get the quiz in my hand and say that they will ask each other questions and note the answers down. I will ask one students to come up to me and do demo in front of the whole class. Before I give the hand-outs, I will ask students B to bring chair in front of their partner A. I will ask students B to out their part of the quiz face down. Once A's are finished, students B will ask their questions and note answers. Ask A & B to total up results but do not tell this to each other.
Mix students up using Apple/Banana technic or similar. Divide students into pairs and give them handouts with the vocabulary in exercise 2. Ask them to discuss together what they think words mean. After everyone is done, ask each group what they came up with. If there are still some words they do not know, make a realia or context example.
At this stage, tell Ss that we will listen to a recording where they will find out answers in Quiz and they will have to decide which characteristics in exercise 2 are for right- or left-brained people. Check with students if they need to listen once more. Then get them in pairs to peer-check answers. In the end clarify questions if necessary.
Put exercise 2b on the W/B through projector. Tell the Ss to look at the questions and think about them while recording will play again. Put the same listening exercise once more. Ask the whole class their opinions, 1 or 2 people, on each question.
Tell Ss they will discuss results of Quiz in pairs. Show then the 'Useful Language' hand-out and say they can use phrases from there. After giving the hand-outs they start discussing their results between each other.
OPTIONAL: If more time available, discuss in small groups questions from exercise 4.