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TP1: My oldest friend
Pre-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, SS will be predominantly involved in listening and speaking exercises about friends. This involves SS working on their productive skills for the gist, through discussion with their partners about their friends. Then, SS will be supplied with receptive skill development by listening, making notes, and answering questions related to conversations between three different pairs. This is followed by a sentence reformulation exercise and finally a short writing exercise to practice inquiring vocabulary.

Materials

Main Aims

  • To get the students involved in speaking and listening activites and develop their oral and auditory fluency

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of friend
  • To provide clarification of language used for talking about a friend in the context of friend, best-friend, oldest friend

Procedure

Lead In (3-5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson

-Write down the names of my best friends, and note why I like them, when I first met them, and who is my oldest friend on the whiteboard and ask them to guess what it is -Hand out pictures of friends -Talk about what the pictures represent and what other activities could friends do together -Ask the class of what they love doing most with their friends

Preperation (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening exercise in stage 3

-SS will now write names of their friends and answer the questions.

Picture observing (3-5 minutes) • To get the students ready for the listening task and help them understand who is who and who will be talking in the tape

-Make students look at the pictures in pairs and allow them to brainstorm for a while. -Then ask any volunteering pairs to talk about what their conclusion or guess is

First listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a controlled listening practise for specific information

-Play the track for students to take notes -Write down the names on the white board while they are listening -Replay tape if necessary for SS who have missed out to catch up -Make sure they have managed to take down enough notes -Ask SS to write their notes in the appropiate sections

Second listening and answering questions (10-12 minutes) • To provide a more deep listening practise and focusing on specific vocabulary in order to answer the questions

-Play the track with durations -When they have finished, ask SS to write their answers on the white board and check whether the other students have answered correctly by telling them to stand up if they agree with the answer

Listen and put sentences in order (4-5 minutes) • To ensure that SS have understood the lesson and the conversation they have listened to

-Divide the SS into groups depending on how many SS there are -Hand out seperate pieces of paper with words on them -Ask them to put them in order before the other groups and make them do this in a limited amount of time -Talk through the answers

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