Kateryna Kholodniak Kateryna Kholodniak

TP 8: Laughter
Upper-Intermediate level


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about canned in the context of l

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of la


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- I let students watch a video for 7 seconds about laughter yoga; - Ss should guess what the people on the video doing; - I listen to their ideas and let them wonder until the end of the lesson the topic of the video.

Pre-Listening (7-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- Ss look at two questions; - in groups of 3 Ss discuss the questions; - listen to one or two particularly amusing incidents as a whole class, if Ss are happy to share the ideas. e.g. Can you remember the last time you really laughed? What was the reason? - read out the proverb loudly; - Ss work in pairs to interpret what they mean and to think of any to think of any other example Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone - find out from the Ss what they know about canned laughter (writing the phrase up on the board); - ask the Ss a few questions: When do you think canned laughter was first used? Why was it introduced? Do you think it is still used today? - Ss discuss in groups. If they don't know the answers to some questions I tell Ss that we will find out after listening to the text.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information listening tasks

- ex. 1 the listening starts off with canned laughter from an audience; - play the recording and ask who is laughing; (the audience) - ex. 2 (Ss read the list of eight points before playing the recording) - Ss listen and check in pairs before feedback.

While-Listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference listening tasks

- ex. 3 Ss listen again and record relevant details; - monitor to see how much they have understood and noted down; - if Ss need I will replay some parts of the recording; - Ss compare their notes in pairs and get the feedback

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

- Ss discuss the questions of ex.4 - monitor and pick up on any points of interest, for the whole class feedback. - to introduce different kinds of laughing I ask Ss to listen and then match the verbs describing laughings to their definitions; - Ss discussing in pairs; - Ss get a feedback; - remind Ss about the video from the beginning of the lesson and let them watch it a few minutes more; - ask Ss how laughter can help them in life; - Ss are divided into three groups to discuss this task for a minute; - give Ss a feedback in PP; - ask Ss to create the list of opportunities to laugh or make your mood better.

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