In the neighborhood
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a recording script about In the neighborhood in the context of neighborhood problems
To give students the opportunity to practice their TL and personalize the topic through speaking in order to practice their fluency.
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
At this stage, I will start the class with some photos of neighborhood problems showing them on the projector in order to active Ss' existing knowledge of the topic and I will ask the students "what do you think of these photos", they will be asked to share their opinions with their group. Then, I will have some feedback answers from them.
I will start the lesson with a personal story about my friend who lives in an area of Istanbul, his area is noisy, has a lot of bars and no parks. this story will encourage the students to predict more about today's topic, after telling the story, I will ask the students "what do we called the area that we live in" after getting the right answer. I will start the while listening tasks.
At this stage my main aim is listening for gist, so I will tell the students, I will give them a handout about listening task in order to listen for one time and put the picture A-E in order according to what the five people say about their neighbors and they will answer individually. I will ICQ. After listening they will check their answers with their peer. While they are checking, I will show the answers on the WB and tell them to compare them.
At this stage my main aim is listening for detail. I will tell them that I will give them another listening task in order to answer the questions in HO that I will give it to them before they will listen to it. after I give them the HO, they read the questions for 1 min. I will ICQ. Then I will pass the HO to the students wait for a minute and then I will play the recording for one time, after they listen to it, I will give them 30 seconds then I will play it again and after they listen to the script , I will tell them to check their answers with their peer. While they are checking the answers I will show the answers on the WB.
I will start at this stage with a question, but before of that, I will explain the meaning of pollution and rubbish then I will ask the students to think about the problems in their neighborhood and make 4 sentences using too much, too many, (not) enough and they are going to use the words/phrases from the box. After I tell them about the question, I will show it on the board in case they forget it then I will tell them to write their ideas individually. I will ICQ. Then I will give copy of the box include the words. After that, I will ask them to compare their answer with their group and ask each other what are the three biggest problems in their neighborhood and I will monitor them while they are talking with their group. Finally, I will give them a question "what are the solutions for these problems" and if I enough time, I will correct the problems that I heard during the monitoring of the speaking activities.