Copy of Unusual Journeys
To give students practice in listening for gist, specific information and detail through the context of unusual journeys.
For the students to connect and relate prior experience, insights, and ideas to those in the listening stories.
To give practice in reading for detail and speaking for fluency
Procedure (39-56 minutes)
Briefly re-introduce myself. Ask students if they know anyone who has been on an unusual journey.Tell them they’re going to listen to three more unusual journeys, but first they’re going to do some new vocabulary.
Using flashcards, elicit/pre-teach some vocabulary – Vespa, hitchhike, break a record, charity, polar bear, wildlife, cameraman, injured, pizza delivery - remember to drill some items & put them on the whiteboard.
Tell students that before they listen they’re going to guess what the stories are about. Show them the sets of pictures and tell them that each story talks about two of the pictures. Tell studets to work together to match the pictures into pairs and try to make up a story about an unusual journey that includes the two pictures. Take some w/c FB & get students to give some of their ideas about which pictures they matched. Tell students to listen & see if their ideas are correct – match the pictures according to the listening. Get students to check their answers with their partners & then take w/c FB.
Stick the following questions on the board: Which journey... 1. was the longest? 2. was for charity? 3. broke a record? 4. was a race against time? 5. had its own website? 6. was made into a TV programme? See if they remember which journey matches each question. In small groups, give the students post-it with numbers 1, 2, and 3 on it (journey 1, 2, 3). Ask the students to work in groups and match the journey with the questions. Then get students to listen & check the answers. Then take w/c FB.
Tell students they’re going to read about the 3 journeys, but there are two mistakes in each text. Students will work together to read the texts in task 3 and find the mistakes. Students will listen again & check their answers. Take w/c FB
Have a general whole discussion about the following questions: Which journey sounds the most interesting or enjoyable? Why? Which journey would you do?