Module 8: Things you can't live without; Speaking
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a short talk, conversation in the context of Things you can't live without
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Things we can't live without in the context of personal belongings
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
1- On the board, students are given pens to write things they hate to live without, in a spider diagram. Ex. Sony Camera (daddy's gift) 2- In the group, students ask each other about items noted by their peers. Ex. When did he give it to you? Was it expensive? 3- Teacher gives a short feedback on the task.
1- Pre-teach difficult vocabulary:- sentimental value ornament (be out and about) Block out 2- On handouts, students fill in the table while listening (one-time listening) 3- Students check in pairs 4- Teacher gives answer key. Students may listen and compare answers if the task found difficult.
1- Teacher gives handouts on "Useful phrases" to prepare for the following speaking task. And they are given a minute to discuss how to use them in pairs. 2- Teacher elicits some examples of produced language. Correct possible structure mistake. 3- In handouts, students take notes on 3 items they are going to speak about.
1- Students take turns in speaking out about the 3 items they prepared to describe. (in pairs) 2- Listeners tick on a given checklist what speakers mention. Feedback is given only after the speaker finishes with the talk. Teacher demonstrates this task beforehand. 3- The teacher puts them in different pairs for more practice.
The teacher praises and corrects errors related to the speaking tasks.