To provide listening for gist and detail practice
To provide input for arguing for or against a statement related to the listening.
Procedure (32-48 minutes)
T writes a # on board, asks Ss if have any idea what means.
Pairs discuss 10 warm-up Qs. Elicists a few responses. Asks again about the # on board. T indicates some potentially unknown vocab in the listenings.
T will ask Ss what conversations might be about. Ss read gist Q and individually listen and try to write an answer for Conversation 1. Group FB , WC check. Individuals listen to Conversations 2 & 3. Group check. (maybe As check with another group). WC check.
Ss read the Qs to Conversations 1, 2 and 3. T checks Ss understand what being asked. Ss listen to Conversation 1 and try to answer on own. Quick group check. Repeat for 2 and 3. As move to another group and check. As report back to original group. If Ss would like to listen to any or all conversations again, they will. If not, answer key on wall. WC FB.
T will ask Bs to move to a new group. Each group will receive a statement, e.g. "It is perfectly acceptable to...," "It is never acceptable to ...", and will prepare a list of reasons supporting this position. Each group will appoint a spokesperson who will read the statement to the class, and give us their reasons. They will have one minute. WC will decide which group made best argument.