Future arrangements reading and listening lesson
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.
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 (36-45 minutes)
Brainstorming: Ask students: How do you find old friends? Elicit ideas. Then ask: How do you plan a meeting with a friend? Elicit ideas.
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)
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.
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.
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.