Listening and Speaking
Intermediate, B2 level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of life changes
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about present perfect continuous, since&for in the context of life changes
Procedure (45 minutes)
-Show the picture of the man & baby. -Ask Ss the questions in ex 1 -Get Ss in pairs to discuss what they think. -Take some general FB, but don't confirm any answers. -Explain that Ss need to know some words for the listening and check understanding of the words 'look after' and 'guilty'. (synonym of look after - Unfinished sentence for 'guilty' 'Yesterday my sister asked me to look after my niece and I said 'no' but later I felt --------)
-Tell Ss to listen to the CD & answer the questions in ex 1 and see if their answers were correct. -Ss check their answers in pairs. -Take FB and check their answers.
-Get Ss to read the questions in ex 2 and talk together to see if they can remember any of the answers. -Play the CD and listen and check their answers Get Ss to check with their partners. -Take FB and ask them if there was anything they were surprised or interested about.
-Draw a spider diagram on the WB and stick the flashcards about life-changing events. -Handout the speaking questions and get Ss in pairs to discuss the questions. -Take some general FB.
-Write the errors you noted on the WB -Get the Ss to correct them.