Teaching Practice 6
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about a race undertaken by the members of a car programme
To provide gist and specific information listening practice in the context of the same text, this time focusing on the final outcome of the race
Procedure (51-23 minutes)
Give Ss Istanbul Metro Map. In W/C elicit from some of the ways one can use to go to the Ataturk Airport from different locations. "Haciosman." "Kadikoy" Elicit what kind of transportation this is: public or private. Ask "Which one will be faster?"
Show Ss HO. They scan the text for simple identification questions and prediction. Ss scan the text for 2 min. "You have exactly 2 min. You will stop reading when say I say 'Stop'" While they are reading drop the map on Ss's desks. W/C Feedback. "Where do they start from?" Tell them to check the map. —"Kew Bridge" "And where do they have to go to?" —"London City Airport" "Which do you think will be the fastest?" Record on w/b: "Who says it's the car?" "—Four people." "Who thinks it will be the motorboat? "Two people?" and so on. "Who will be the first, second, third, and fourth? Record on w/b again: "Who says Jeremy?" —"Three people." Take brief feedback on the last two questions: "Why do they think so?"
Give Ss HO. Tell them they have 5 min. to read the text and see if they still think it is the same person who will be the first. Ss read. When they finish: "Discuss with your partner who you think will be the first?" "Anyone changed their minds?"
Show Ss HO with questions (SsB ex.3c) "Read again and answer the question: Who is it? —Jeremy, Richard, or James?" Monitor and give F/B where necessary. Ss peer-check when they finish. Provide pairs with an answer key and let them self-correct.
"What happened to The Stig?" Elicit: "What means of transportation he used?" "What are these?" "—The bus, the metro, and the railway." Tell Ss to look at the map again. Elicit The Stig's route. Tell them to mark his route while they listen: "Which station does he start at? Which station is he at now?" Play recording. Ss peer-check. W/C feedback. Elicit the the route and stations.
Refer to the w/b to recall the participants of the race and their means of transportation. "Make your final guess? Who will win the race? And who will come the second, the third, and the fourth?" Tell Ss to compare their answers. "Now, listen to find out the correct answer" After Ss listen elicit the order. "Who guessed correctly?" Elicit why Jeremy Clarkson was annoyed.