Working Animals Lesson
Upper Intermediate B2 level
To provide practice of collocations with 'get', in the context of animals
To develop L skills for gist and fluency
Procedure (39-46 minutes)
- Play 2 clips from the movie Hachi: A Dog's Tale to introduce the idea of dog as a loyal friend and help to human. - After watching the videos pair them up and ask them to discuss what they've understood from the clips and what do they think happened (the context). - Nominate someone to FB - Give them the L HO and ask them to do exer. 1. They should discuss with their partner.
- Project PPT pictures and try to elicit the words. If unsuccessful give some hints. - Project 'fill in the blanks exercise' and ask them to work in pairs to do it. - FB to the class and give examples of meaning/connotations/collocations using anecdotes. - Model then do a choral drilling
- Tell them to have a quick look at exer. 2 and listen for gist, then do the exer. - Play the audio and do the exer. together - They're going to listen again, this time concenrating on the details to do exer. 3 with their partner. - Give them Tapescript HO to check their answers. - Ask them to discuss exer. 4 with their partner. - Try to elicit the TL by asking questions and lead them in vocabulary.
-Ask CCQ When did you get involved in learning English? Would you like getting a pet? Do you get along with your partner? Are you close friends? What means do you use to get around the city? Public transport or your car? -Give them exer. 1 in vocab. part, do the first one as an example. -Give WC FB -Ask them to do exer. 3 in Work Book in pairs. Do the first one as an example. -Give them AK to check their answers.