B2 Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about rhetoric in the context of public speakig
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of public speaking
Procedure (35-44 minutes)
To activate Ss' existing knowledge of topic and to generate an interest in the topic of the lesson.
Write word "rhetoric" on the board and try to elicit some feedback on meaning and concept. Try to elicit relevant vocabulary around the word.
Students are given a short reading text introducing the main topic of rhetoric and are asked what it is about in WC feedback.
Ss will hear the first few lines of the audio text and will be asked a true or false question on the WB: "People used to think that good rhetoric made you a weak person. True or False?" Feedback with WC.
Ss will then be given handout A and asked to read the 5 questions before listening to the whole audio 2.09 on rhetoric. Ss then check their answers in pairs and audio is heard again if necessary. Following second hearing, Ss encouraged to feedback to the whole class on their answers.
Students then listen to the second part of the audio on rhetoric 2.10 and have to answer the question on handout B: "What are the three main rhetorical techniques that effective speakers use?" Feedback with WC.
Students then look back at list of 8 quotations on handout C, which they were introduced to in previous lesson. Ss are asked to see if they can spot any of the three techniques outlined in the detailed listening section within the quotations. WC feedback.
Teacher then writes the following words on the WB: "agree completely, agree partially, no opinion, disagree partially, disagree completely." Ss are then asked to choose the most appropriate statement for them based on four sentences on handout D. Ss then discuss their reasons with a partner, followed by WC feedback