Intermediate B1 level
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about two talking about UFO's in the context of whether they believe in them or not
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice using modals of deduction in a discussion in the context of mysteries such as crop-circles, Stonehenge and the pyramids.
Procedure (45-54 minutes)
-T elicits the word "mysterious" from Ss by saying "What do we call something that can't be explained?" "By scientists, historians, archeologists etc.?" -Ss offer answers and if they cannot answer, T offers up answer. -T checks meaning with CCQ's such as: Is it something that is easily solved? Do we generally know who did it? -Ss give examples to mysteries around the world if they can.
-T projects pics of Stonehenge, the pyramids, crop-circles, the Bermuda triangle etc. onto the wb. -Ss say whether they know the names of the places in the pics and then discuss what they know about the places with a partner. -Ss talk in pairs and then share their ideas with w/c. -T tells Ss they are going to listen to a man and woman talking about smth. but before Ss do, they will look at some of the vocabulary that comes up in the conversation and in a group discuss what the conversation could be about. -T hands out HO1 and Ss discuss in a group. -When finished, Ss share their ideas with w/c and T writes their ideas on the board.
-Ss listen to the conversation for the first time and check to see whether their predictions were correct or not. After Ss have listened, they check with a partner. -T asks what the conversation was about and ticks off any correct predictions on wb.
-T writes the words skeptical, come off it and improbable on the wb and Ss in pairs discuss the meanings of the words. -Ss share ideas w/c and T helps with any difficulty in meaning. -Ss are told that they will listen to the text again but this time they have to listen more carefully to answer the comprehension questions. -Ss turnover HO1 to reveal questions and listen to the text again answering the questions individually. -Ss check with partner when finished. -Answers are projected on board and T asks if there any queries. -The answer to question 7 is not projected as T wants to focus more on the answer and the language John uses. -Ss give examples of the language John uses.
-T elicits the TL of modals of deduction from the previous lesson to make sure Ss have fully understood it. -The pics from the Pre-listening are projected onto the wb again and Ss in groups have to discuss the pics using modals of deduction where possible and have to give a reason why they believe so. e.g. "It must be alien architecture because,,,". etc. -Ss discuss in groups and T monitors noting any errors. -T writes errors on wb and gets Ss to correct the sentences.