Intermediate B2 level
to be able to understand the use, meaning, form of headline Language
to be able to listen and read for gist
Procedure (46-19 minutes)
Sts are shown two headlines on the board and are expected to guess what they mean; > Passengers hit by cancelled trains > Angry bull injures farmer with gun as they may have two meanings, they were specifically chosen for fun. Passengers hit by cancelled trains. Can possibly mean; > Passengers suffered due to the cancelled trains. or; > The passengers were hit by the train that was cancelled. Angry bull injures farmer with gun. Can possibly mean; > The angry bull has a gun and injures the farmer with it. Or; > The angry bull injured a farmer that had a gun. T asks them CCQ`s; > Do you think this is a proper sentence? > What`s missing? > Where do we hear such language? > What are they called?
The T reflects 6 pictures and 6 headlines on the board, and also provides the students with HO as well so that they could follow. In pairs Sts match the headlines with the pictures given and try to guess the story under every picture using the headline as guidance. Answer key: A) 2 B) 4 C) 6 D) 5 E) 3 F) 1
T first elicits certain key vocab that the students might not know through CCQ's. [ freak storm, octogenarian, etc.] Then by doing the following exercise they will comprehend the meanings of the underlined words as they will match them with their meanings. Students may work alone then check their answers in pairs. T makes sure Sts understand the Target words before doing listening. Answer key: A) hits B) to wed C) quits D)row E) soar F) cash G) bars H)jobless I) probe J) talks
Sts will listen to a track of articles, they will match each article with a headline from the HO they were given. >The listening is on CD 2 track 22 >The listening track is 1 minute and 30 seconds. Answers: a) 2 b) 5 c) 1 d) 3 e) 4 f) 6
To cover the meaning T elicits each headline from students one by one and tries to elicit the long form as a full sentence from students. Peace talks end in row >The negotiation for peace ended in an argument. Minister quits in missing cash probe > The minister suspiciously resigns during the missing cash investigation. Freak storm hits harvest > An extremely unusual storm destroyed the harvest. School bars nose-ring girl >The school has excluded the girl with the nose-ring. Jobless figures soar >There has been a rise in the number of unemployed people. Lottery octogenarian to wed >Winning the lottery lead the octogenarian to get married. To cover the form T asks CCQ's like; > What tense is used for headlines? > Do we use article such as 'a,an,the'? > Why do we use headlines? what`s the purpose? To cover the pronunciation T model and drill the vocabulary they aren't familiar with and drills the headlines with bearing in mind the intonation and stress.
sts will be given three headlines, they are expected to understand the meanings of them and make a fully developed grammatically accurate sentences out of each headline in pairs. A) Fans barred from world cup final B) Teacher quits in exam row C) Families hit as house prices soar
Students will create their own headlines under the topic of natural disasters then share with the whole class.