B1 (low intermediate) level
For students to practice their speaking skills in everyday interactions and learn new grammar and vocabulary to use in an informal and neutral context e.g. traveling, friendly interviews and...
For students to improve their accuracy as well as fluency in speaking through listening to real life examples on communicating in an informal context and practicing with each other during the class.
Procedure (50-63 minutes)
Play the videos for the whole class and ask them to watch and listen to it very carefully. when finished ask the Ss the following questions: 1- Who were the speaker/s? 2- What was the interview all about? 3- What type of language did the speaker/s used? 4- Have you ever experienced any situation like that? 5- When and how was it exactly? After eliciting has finished and the Ss got the idea of the lesson, ask them kindly to share some related stories about their own experiences.
The first HO is given to the Ss on which they can find the definitions of new vocabulary and the correct use of today's grammar. There is also some examples from the conversations on the videos and they have to complete the sentences with some paraphrases given in the HO as a small individual task for learning the lesson.
Ss will be furnished with some flashcards containing random topics related to the lesson and they should interact with a partner and speak about 3 to 5 minutes about their topic and the partner should be responsive to their speech. The process is repeated for the second student as the first one is finished speaking.
A topic related to the lesson is written on the white board by the teacher and the students should walk around the class and ask each other about it, it could be pair-work or group-work. Meanwhile the teacher is monitoring the whole class for any errors and silently writing them down to use in the next stage.
At the end of the scavenger hunt, Ss will be asked to be seated and the teacher will start asking individuals a few ICQs about their classmates specifically in the areas that they have problems (as monitored before). Then other Ss will correct their classmate's mistakes. It is crucial for the teacher to let the Ss correct their own mistakes at this point and he/she can only interfere when the class is making more mistakes in the correcting process. If corrections does not occur, the teacher can solve this problem by asking the speaker some follow up questions with the right intonation and body language to lead them into understanding the error and fixing it by themselves.
At the end of the class, the second HO will be given to all student containing two new topics related to the lesson for further practice, either on their own or with one of their classmates as a partner.