To introduce Ss to & give practice in free time vocabulary in the context of typical friends
To give Ss practice in listening for gist, specific information & detail. To give Ss semi-controlled speaking practice & the opportunity to practice simple present.
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
To elicit the word "friend", the teacher plays " hangman" with the students. When they guess the word, she asks them what they usually do with their friends to check how many free time activities they already know.
The teacher puts students in small groups and gives each group a set of pictures and related lexis on separate slips of paper. They need to stick them on the wall while matching the pictures and the lexis.
The teacher uses free time activities flashcards drilling the new lexis with the students. (choral and individual) If there is time, she may ask some of the stronger students to come to the front of the class to do the drilling with the class to engage the students more in the lesson and increase the amount of s-s interaction.
The teacher puts students in two or three groups. In turn, one from each group comes to the front of the class and sits facing the students with her/his back to the board. Another member chooses a flashcard of the new lexis and writes it on the board. One of the members of the group tries to mime the activity and the one sitting back to the board guesses.
The teacher hands out an image with a short text about the listening. The students look at the image, guess what is it about, then will read the text to get the main idea of the upcoming listening task.
The teacher shows the students a paper with some words on, and tells them to listen and tick the ones they hear then she hands out them and if needed goes through the list once with the students. The students listen and do the task.
First peer check then whole class check
The students look at the sentences on the bottom of the page. The teacher tells them they need to listening carefully and write W if that is about women, M about men and MW if it is about both of them.
The students first check in pairs then the teacher checks the answers with the whole class. If needed they will listen once more.