To provide specific information listening practice using a text about conversation dos and donts in the context of cultures
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation
To provide review of adverbs of frequency/imperatives
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
I start the lesson with an anecdote about when I asked a lady how old she was. Then I ask ss to tell me if they think it was a good question to ask. I try to elicit the words "age" and "polite" and ask them CCQs, drill them and put them on the board. "Yesterday, I saw a lady, I think she was about 40 years old, we talked and I asked her: How old are you?, she was very angry! Do you think it was a good question? No, not OK! " I think it's not OK to ask a woman her.......(age) CCQ: How do you ask someboedy's age? (How old are you?) "You know I'm a very good boy, I never say something bad, I'm really P......(polite) CCQ: I'm polite so do I talk loudly with my father? No Do I ask bad questions? No"
I project the picture related to "money" on the board and get ss to choose one word out of three to describe it. (2 mins) Then I give out the HOs, asking them to match the pictures with the words. Before distributing HOs, however, I demo the activity myself. For the FB, I let them see the answers on the WB. (5 mins) Next, we check the pronunciations. (3 mins)
I introduce Ruth to ss. "we're going to listen to Ruth. She's from the UK. Listen and check which topics she thinks are OK and which topics are not OK to talk about with people we dont know very well" I give out the HO and ss listen to the recording twice and check the items. (4-6 mins) Before the FB, ss check their answers in pairs. For the FB, I get one of the ss to come to WB and tick the correct answers. I do the same with Amina. (4 mins)
I give ss the scrtipts with blanks in them to fill out. First, I demo the exercise. (2 mins) They listen to each recording two more times and for the FB, I give the answers to each group. (6-8 mins)
I have ss make a list of conversation dos and donts for Turkey as advice to me. First, I give ss some sample sentences myself. "I come to Turkey, I dont konw what is polite and what is not OK to ask, please in your groups, talk and make a list of things that are OK and not Ok, for example: Talk about the weather, Don't ask about money." I put ss in different groups and have each group discuss and come up with a list. Finally, different groups compare their answers.