Receptive Skills - Listening
Listening (gist +detail) in the context of holidays
To practise vocabulary related to holiday places and activities
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
-T puts pictures on WB organised in two columns. -T sets context: talks about her holiday using the simple past (positive and negative forms), points at various pictures to engage students, uses "to go", adverbs (sometimes, usually, never). -T asks students to work in pairs: tell each other what you do on holiday (use the pictures + adverbs) -T monitors, takes note of how students use "to go" -T clarifies the form (to go + noun, to go +ING..)
-T gives instructions for vocab matching task: shows handout, asks students to match the pictures (same as on WB) to the expressions, gives an example (swimming? G.) Work alone. -Checks instructions: alone or with partner? alone. -T asks students to check with partner. -T gives instruction for answer checking: listen and check your answers. -T clarifies pron and some vocab item if necessary (sightseeing, art galleries, museums).
T sets context of listening task: puts pictures on WB. Encourages students to talk about the pictures (what can they do in these places?) T gives instruction for the listening task: shows handout, tells students to listen and decide which place the person talks about, makes a demo (writes 1,2,3,4 on WB, "it is a big city and it is very hot" 1.Dubai..) Checks instructions: will you write a lot of words? No. Just the correct place. T gives the handout, plays the track. Asks students to check with peers. WC correction (T writes the number next to correct picture on WB).
T gives instruction for listening task: tells students to turn the page, to listen again, carefully, and write what the people did. Which places they went and what activities they did. Gives an example. If you don't have time to write everything, do not worry, I will pause. Checks instructions: you will listen and talk or write? write. You work alone or with partner? Alone. T plays the track. T plays the track again if necessary. Asks students to check with partner. WC correction (T asks some students to give answers).
-T might make students do only half of the task if time limited -T gives instruction; shows handout, listen carefully, answer the questions and say why. -Gives an example. -Checks instructions: do you write just yes or no? No. Say why. -Gives handout, plays the track. -T monitors, notes how difficult the students find the task. -T asks them to check with partner. -T writes answers on WB
T gives instructions for the speaking task: uses a student for the demo.shows pictures. I choose a pictures in my head and talk about it, you have to guess the place. T monitors, listens, takes note of interesting comments. WC feedback T asks one or two students about their partner.