To provide specific information listening practice using a text about promises which are often not kept in the context of the true story of a couple
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about promises which are often not kept in the context of the true story of a couple
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of promises which are often not kept
To provide writing practice of an e-mail in the context of invitations
To provide clarification and practice of some vocabulary in the context of the true story of a couple
Procedure (37-53 minutes)
-T shows some speech bubbles on the OHP. -T sets the speaking task. Is: "Look at the sentences. Talk to your partner. When do you think people say them? What do you think they all have in common?" -T elicits the answers from the WC. -WCFB
-T sets the prediction task. Is: "Look at the title of the newspaper article. Do you think it is another promise that people often break?" -T elicits the answers from WC.
-T sets the vocabulary task. Is: "Match the words with the definitions. You can use your dictionaries." -Check in pairs. -A fast finisher writes the answers on the WB. -T asks some questions to let the srudents personalize the new vocabulary.
-T sets the gist task. Is: "Read the text quickly and find if the is really another promise that people often break." ICQs: "So, are you reading quickly? What do you find?" -Check in pairs. -T elicits the answers from the WC. WCFB
-T sets the specific information reading task. Is: "Read the questions in part 'c' first. Then, read the text again and answer the questions." ICQs: "So, are you reading the questions or the text first? (Questions.) What do you do? (Answer the questions.)" -Check in pairs. -T elicits the answers from the students. -T writes the answers on the WB.
-T does vocabulary analysis for the two words (renovate, builder) from the listening text using a visual.
-Firstly, T asks the Ss to guess the rest of the story. Is: "What happened at the end of the story. Guess." -T elicits the answers from the WC. -T sets the gist listening task. Is: "Listen and see if your guesses are right." -T sets the specific information listening task. Is: "Now, read the questions in part 'd'. Try to answer the questions." -T monitors. -If the Ss have difficulty answering the questions, T lets Ss listen again. -Check in pairs. -T provides the answers on a hand-out.
-T sets the tasks. Is: "Work in groups of two. Imagine that you are Carmen and Steve. Write an e-mail to your friends. Explain what happened and invite them to your wedding. You have 8 minutes." ICQs: "What are you going to write? (An e-mail.) Why are you writing an e-mail? (To explain the things and invite friends to the wedding.)" -T turns on some background music. -T mingles the pairs and they do peer-check. -Ss exchange their e-mails with the other groups. -T asks Ss to read the instructions on the WB. Is "Read the e-mail you have received and write a reply (answer). You have 4 minutes." ICQs: "What are you going to write? (A reply.) -Ss send their replies to the other group back. -T asks each group if they have any friends coming to their wedding. -T finishes the lesson. If there is time, Ss listen to the song "Reach out I'll Be There".