Practicing personal details
To provide listening practice for gist and specific information using an audio of two conversations about two people and a gap-filled chart.
To provide practice for asking and answering quesions about personal details.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
The students are referred to the pictures of Diego and Grace and in pairs try to guess where they are and give other ideas about their life. The teacher elicits their ideas on the WB.
The students listen to the conversation and check if there guesses were correct. The teacher elicits whose ideas were correct.
The students read the chart before listening. Then the teacher plays the recording and the students complete the information about Diego and Grace in the chart.
The students work in pairs and check information in the chart. After that the teacher checks the ideas with the whole class
The students complete the questions individually. Then they do mingling activity checking their answers and asking one question to a different person. After that the teacher checks the answers with the whole class. Then the students choose a partner and interview each other asking these questions to learn personal information. Then they have to intoduce each other to the whole class.
The students are given role cards with the description of their identity. In pairs they ask and answer the questions and write down the answers. Then they have to change the partner and describe their first partner using pronouns he/she, his/her.
The students are given examples of contactions in a positive and negative sentences from the listening. Then they have to do an exercise ticking correct sentences with contractions via mingling activity. After that the teacher checks the answers with the whole class.