Media around the world
Listening for gist and detailed information in the context of TV entertainment programs.
Fluency speaking practice in the context of TV entertainment programs.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Project/show the TV and radio channels in ex2 adding some more international and regional channels that students are familiar with e.g. Kral TV, Extreme Sports Channel. Ss are required to discuss in pairs what kind of programs they are.
Quickly review a few items which Ss would need in order to understand the text and will need for speaking activities. For example, 'reality shows', 'cookery shows', 'documentary', 'series', 'irritating', 'fan', 'informative'.
Listening for gist: Students listen to the text and note down the channel they watch. Let them check in pairs and then answer chorally.
Listening for detail: Ss read the the questions in ex 2b and then write down their answers while they are listening. Our task is to monitor and check their answer and in the case it is needed they will listen again. Let them check their answers first in pairs and then in groups. Monitoring is still done.
In this phase, Ss talk about the question in ex3. Time should be taken into account. Ask each pair to express what they think. (Speaking phase)