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Future arrangements reading and listening lesson
Pre-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about getting in touch with an old friend and planning a meeting in the context of a Facebook messaging. They will be introduced to the topic through a lead-in by brainstorming about how we can find old friends and how we arrange a meeting with friends. Then, they will see the picture of Lily at the airport to activate their top-down processing. They will analyze the text thoroughly for gist, details and specific info during the reading activities. Following the reading activities, there will be a very short listening activity for specific info related to travel arrangements.Finally, there will be a role-play activity to enable them to practice the communication for getting touch with an old friend and making arrangements.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about getting touch with an old friend to arrange a meeting in the context of facebook message.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review, clarification and practice of getting touch and planning a meeting with an old friend in the context of facebook messages.
  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about travel arrangements in the context of voice message over the phone.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Brainstorming: Ask students: How do you find old friends? Elicit ideas. Then ask: How do you plan a meeting with a friend? Elicit ideas.

Pre-Reading/Listening (2-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Show them the picture of Lily at the airport to remind them she is going to Budapest for a conference and to meet with an old friend. Show them the picture of Lily and Ben and ask: "How did she contact him again?" Elicit ideas quickly. Elicit Facebook messaging. (Activate their top-down processing)

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Part 1) Order the parts of the messages activity: Give students the cut-up message pieces. Make 2 groups in the class. Tell each group to order these Facebook messages between Lily and Ben. Tell them they have 2 minutes. Monitor during the activity. Feedback: Tell them to choose a group leader to come to the board. Tell them to order the pieces on the board. (Reflect the whole messages' picture on the board. One group on the right, one group on the left should place their order the parts of the messages.) Thanks the students and have them sat down. Now reflect the correct orders on the board using the projector. Tell students to check their order based on that. Part 2) HO2 - Exe 1 Show them HO2. Tell them to read the messages in the right order. Then do the first question. "What is this communication about? What could be a title for it?" Tell them they have 1 minute for it. Then pair check 1 minute. Feedback: Check their answer and reasons for it. Part 3) HO2 - Exe 2 Show them HO2. Tell them to look at the words and phrases in the box and match them to their meanings. Tell them these are from the messages. Vocabulary work. Tell them they have 1 minute for it. Then pair check 1 minute. Feedback: Clarify the meanings on the board by eliciting from the students as a whole class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Part 1) Show them HO2 for Exe 3. Tell them to answer the questions. They have 1 minute. Then group check for 2 minutes. Monitor. Feedback: Elicit answers on the board and ask their reasons. Part 2) Listening for details to prepare them to follow-up productive skill speaking task. 1- Show them HO3 exe 1. Tell them to look at the dates and listen how we say these dates (3B_1.61.mp3). 2- Show them HO3 exe 2. Tell them to listen and complete the missing travel details (3B_1.62.mp3). Tell them to check in pairs 1 minute. Feedback: Give them the answer key HO4 to the students.

Follow-up Speaking Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Part 1) Tell students: You are going to travel to New York for a week. Your old friend from Istanbul lives in New York. You have no news from him/her for ages. Ask them: 1- Would you get in touch with your old friend in NY? Why? Why not? 2- Would you fix a date with him/her again? Elicit ideas from the students. Part 2) Group them as A and B. Tell them to stand up. Tell them A is going to New York. B lives in New York. They are old friends. A is calling B on Facebook to get in touch with B. A wants to meet B. They will follow the instructions on the activity for a role play. Monitor during the activity. Feedback: Delayed error corrections.

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