Giving Tips on How to Behave in a Foreign Country
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Giving Generalizations and Tips in the context of a country with a different culture or different customs
To provide gist listening practice using speeches in the context of what to do and what not to do in a foreign country.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Ss will watch two pictures and try to tell how the people in the pictures tried to adapt to the culture of the country where they were in. Ss brainstorm the things that any visitor to a country of different culture should consider and compare their answers to the gists in Exercise 1.
Ss listen to eight speakers and match their names to the gist. They check their answers in pairs. Ss are divided into 3 groups. They move around the class and try to complete the sentences in Ex. 2 with the phrases stick to the wall. T tells the Ss that capital and small letters will help them. T provides them with model answers.
With the help of the sentences in Ex. 2 and the audio they listened to, the teacher tries to elicit the language used to make generalizations and to give tips on what to do and what not to do in a foreign country. The teacher checks their understanding and drills the useful language then provides them with a visual record of the language..
The teacher provides the Ss with the chance to make generalization about Egypt. The teacher asks Ss in pairs to give tips to a foreign tourist to Egypt on what to do and what not to do and provides them with certain points to discuss in their conversations.
T divides the Ss into three groups and asks them to think of how Arab countries have different customs. Ss have one minute to brainstorm. Ss start talking to each other making generalizations about the countries they select and giving tips to any visitor to these countries on what to do and what not to do.
T monitors Ss during their free practice. Takes notes of their errors and provides delayed error correction. T may show Ss some correct language and praise Ss