To introduce and provide practice different ways of responding to good and bad news in the context of sharing personal news.
To provide students with speaking practice for fluency
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Tell ss about the good and bad news I received yesterday when I spoke to my mother, when students are listening check how they respond to my bad and good news
Provide students with number of situations with different good and bad news and in pairs they write a conversation and then each pair come in front of the class and act their situations. Explain the task and give handouts Monitoring and help Take w/c FB and note done the different ways ss came up with regarding responding to good and bad news.
Write ss ideas from the test stage on the board. Ss listens to a text of people responding to good and bad news and fill the table with positive or negative response depending on what they hear. Ss pair check. Project the answer key on the board and compare with students ideas and elicit some more ideas. Use the answer key to drill and practice pronunciation.
Ss work in pairs read the conversation which shows people responding to good and bad news and underline the correct response. Students check their answers on the board. Ss use the same conversations to practice and speak in pairs. Monitor and help students
Students think of a good or bad news and prepare to talk in front of the class about it with a partner. Explain the task and let the students think about the task and then do the task. Take w/c FB