Real World: Beginner Listening Skills and Vocab Practice
The main aim of this class is to practice listening skills including listening for detail, predictive listening, and listening for gist.
The sub aim of this class is language function (LF) to teach students how to give and receive personal information in a professional setting.
Procedure (32-55 minutes)
Prep the board with a list of professions, and "I'm a... I'm an... What do you do?" Pt. 1: Bounce a ball, introduce myself and my nationality. Look around the room, toss the ball and have all the students do the same passing the ball from person to person. Pt. 2: Take the ball back. Bounce it a couple of times. I am a teacher. What do you do? Continue passing the ball until everyone has answered.
I will put 5 photos of people and their names on the board. Beneath each photo there will be a slot for an email address. One person (Laura) will have their email address already written. I will write on the board: What is his/her job/ What does s/he do? I will ask for a volunteer to be the teacher to ask the class: What is her job? And the class will answer: she is a doctor, etc. I will write down the correct answers on the board. Once they have identified everyone, the student will sit down. I will ask the class: What is Laura's email address? If someone knows "dot" and "at", I will give positive feedback and write these terms on the board. If not, I will go ahead and read the email, and I will highlight "dot" and "at" with a new color. I will have the class repeat the email address after me.
Pre-set up audio file #40 Read out loud from the board: This is Laura. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org I will gesture to the class to listen carefully. Play audio file. Drill: .com, .net, .org, etc... from the handout before you pass it out. Listen once more. Drill more sections of the emails to practice pronunciation. While gesturing to their associated picture on the board.
Pre-write the blanks on the board, with "What's your..." beside it Pt. 1: Gesture to the bottom half of the worksheet, and have students fill in the vowels. Set-up the audio file. Have the students say which vowels go in which blank. Pre-teach vocab: Gym and Join a gym to give context before listening to the audio. Give instructions via gestures and speaking for students to listen to the audio file. Tell them to put a check next to the sentence when they hear it spoken on the audio file. #42
I will tell the students we will now watch a video and give instructions for them to fill out Form A (ICQ - Not form B) while they watch the video. Model listening and writing. Play video. Play video a second time. Peer check answers.
Have everyone stand up, 100 years old on this end. 0 years old on that end. Ask an older student their age. Place them at one end. Ask a younger student theirs, place them at the other. I am 30 years old. Stand in the middle. Tell them to quickly line up. Divide the pairs up together and have them go sit down together.
Ask for a student volunteer. Hold up your paper and point to form B. Point also to the questions on bottom half of HO No. 1. Ask the questions, and mime filling in the blank. Have the student volunteer ask me questions while she writes to show SS's to swap afterward. Monitor, but not close enough to distract. If there is time, have the students introduce their partners by writing on the board: "This is.... His nationality is...." END