To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about encouraging women into politics and electoral systems
to provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of women in politics
Procedure (39-56 minutes)
Students will see pictures of some powerful women in politics and comment on; "What are the common things about these ladies?" "Which one would you vote for? "Do you have an example of a powerful woman in politics in your country?
Students will be exposed to some of the assumed blocking vocabularies to make sure that they understand the text properly. In pairs, students will have to match the word with the right definition. After peer checking, FB will be done with the WC. The teacher will focus on the word elected, condescending,offensive and offended. MPF will be highligted.
Students will listen to the text to have an overall idea about what the text is about. Gist question will be, "What is the main idea of the listening text? Possible answers: Women in politics, how the role of women in politics have evolved? What can be done to encourage women into politics? After peer checking, FB will be done with the WC.
Students will read the questions in Ex.1 before they listen for the second time. After they listen, students will check their answers with their partner. FB wiil be done with the WC with reasons and elaboration.
Students will listen to the second part of the text and decide, "Which speaker supports the quota sytem and which speaker is agaist it? Students will check their answers with their partner. FB will be done with the WC as they provide reasons for their answers. CCQ: Does speaker 1 supports the system? why? Does speaker 2 supports the system?why? Which speaker sounds realistic? Which speaker sounds ideal?
Students will sit in groups and discuss whether they support or disaprove the quota system and what can be done to encourage women into politics providing reasons for their ideas. If time permits groups, will change and the students will talk to other students and exchange ideas. The teacher will monitor and take notes about pronunciation mistakes and drill.