Intermediate B2 level
To give Ss practice in listening for specific information and for detail, through record about unusual homes.
To develop Ss’ speaking skills and let them learn new vocabulary.
Procedure (44-54 minutes)
-Use ex 1 to get the Ss interested in the topic. - Show the picture and get Ss to discuss in pairs where they think it is and what they think their city would look like from the sky. -Ask Ss what kind of houses they live in -Use ex 2, Ss work in pairs to match the half sentences. Get Ss to check their answers with other groups – then take FB – but don’t go over the vocabulary yet.
- Get Ss to work in pairs to match the words and the pictures from Listening ex1. To get a little movement in, Ss could stick the pictures and words onto the walls – then go around and check each other’s works to see if they are the same. Take FB & drill some of the trickier items. - Put the Ss in pairs then discuss if they’d like to live in any of the houses and say why/why not. Take w/c FB & get Ss to share their ideas.
- Tell Ss they are going to listen to three people talking about their unusual homes. Ask them which of the homes from Listening ex 1 they are talking about. - Ss listen and decide which home they are talking to. (Don’t pause between recordings the first time they are listening.) Get Ss to peer-check their answers & then take w/c FB.
- Focus the Ss on the question in ex 3. Give Ss a chance to discuss in pairs what they remember from the listening about the best and worst things about where the people live. Play the recording again and Ss listen and take notes. Pause after each recording for this & give the Ss a chart on the w/b to help them organise their notes. Ss peer-check their answers and compare their notes. Then take w/c & deal with any questions.
-Show Ss more pictures of unusual homes. Ss work in pairs. Ask them what are the best and worst things about living in these homes and if they want to live in any of these homes and why. Than get some w/c FB