Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist listening of a news report.
To provide practicing gist listening and fluency speaking.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Ask Ss, how many like to travel by plane. (show of hands). PW, discuss HO #1. Show a video clip of the emergency landing of the plane on Hudson River. Feedback: Did the Ss have the same story? After this video, how many of you'd still like to travel on a plane?
Introduce the listening activity: e.g.this is a broadcast of the same news story from the video clip. On WB, broadcast CCQ : What's a broadcast (n)? Where can we hear the news story from? What do you call the person who broadcast? broadcaster (n) Choral drill on broadcast and broadcaster
Play CD. Have Ss listen and observe how similar this story compare to theirs in the previous lesson? Feedback: Have Ss to suggest whose story is the most similar to this. PW, 2nd listening, have Ss put the words (cut-ups) in correct order while they listen. Play the recording, pausing after the first word to make sure everyone got the first word. Peer Check Feedback: Answer can be found under their table..
PW, Have Ss retell the story from memory, using the words as prompts. As feedback, T monitor closely, assist any help if necessary. Write down if any error correction needs to be done. HO #2 of the audioscript. Feedback: Answers on WB
T-S, Broadcasters call this story a 'feel-good story'. CCQ: What is 'feel-good story'? Did anyone died? Did the story have a good ending? GW-3, For freer exercise, have Ss think of any other 'feel-good stories' in the news recently. Have a couple of Ss or more to give feedback as time permits.