SS will focus on Listening for specific information between two work colleagues who find they have many things in common.
Ss will practice small talk with a partner.
Procedure (24-47 minutes)
Putting up a Spidergram on the WB with the following words De-vowelled: weather, money, work, family, problems and "Topics of conversation" De-vowelled in the middle of the spidergram
Ask sts to complete the words to discover the topic for the lesson. Ask sts what other topics are popular topic of conversation and I will add these to the spidergram.
Give each student a number -eg. If there are 18 ss, number the A ss 1-9 and the B ss 1-9. Call out each number and have the matching number students sit near or opposite each other. -Tell them to speak about the 1st topic and to stop when the instructor starts clapping. - Tell them to switch seats with the partner across them. - Give a new topic - sts talk and I stop them with clapping once again. - Students switch seats after each and every clap. Two topics will be given: Your favorite restaurant and A sport you like doing.
Sts sit down and get some general FB quickly by asking a few individuals to share something interesting that they heard.
Play recording 1.33 and ss do the task. Peer check and WC Fb
Students listen again and takes notes about the things that Linda and Clive have in common. Check that they understand this phrase. STS do the task. If so let them Peer check and take some WC FB before the second listening.