Animal World - Table completion and labelling a map
Upper Secondary 4 level
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about time table and labelling a map in the context of animal world
To provide clarification and review of language used for asking and giving directions.
Procedure (41-57 minutes)
Pre listening Task:Pictures of two different zoos are displayed. Ss work in pairs and compare the two and talk about their experiences. Ss answer the questions:Do you think it is a good idea to keep animals in zoos? Why / Why not? What can children and adults learn from zoos?
Ss are to listen to the recording based on events organised in a zoo and fill in the missing information in a time table. Ss are asked to read the time table before they listen to the recording. Ss then listen to the recording and complete their task.
Once Ss have filled the missing information in the time table, they check their answers with each other and then listen to the recording again. The answers are displayed on the IWB.
Ss read the information on the time table and talk about events they would like to attend and give reasons for their choice. Ss share their answers with the class. While Ss engage in the task, tr monitors them. Tr corrects a few mistakes Ss make while monitoring. Once the task is completed, delayed error correction is done for most common mistakes made by Ss during the task.
Tr questions Ss - What would help you locate a specific place in a zoo or a mall. (ans: map) Ss are given a handout of a map. They are to study the map before listening to the audioscript on where things are in the zoo and mark a few places on the map. Ss check their answers with each other. They listen to the audioscript if required. Tr nominates a few Ss to mark the answers on the map, displayed on the IWB.
Ss are given a handout with the text they listened to in the previous listening task. They are asked to underline the phrases or words used in the text to show directions. Tr. displays a few signs on the board and asks Ss to label them. This is done as a whole class activity.
Ss work in pairs. They are given a blank map of a zoo. Ss are instructed to fill in names of animals and prepare five question and answers based on asking and giving directions to places shown on the map. Ss share their dialogue with the class.
Tr monitors Ss during the speaking activity and notes down errors made by them while using phrases/words to ask or give directions. Incorrect sentences are written on the board and Ss are asked why and what they think are the errors in the sentences and then the sentences are corrected by the Ss.
Tr. shows or draws a few signs showing directions and asks Ss to name the signs and make sentences using those words or phrases.