Nazym's lesson. The secret of success
Intermediate, adults level
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about radio programme about success stories in the context of success
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of success stories
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
Continue the context of success from previous lesson. Ask Ss the age old question: What’s the secret of success? Get them to work in pairs to discuss (1-2 mins). WGFB: get main ideas from each pair. This is part activation of schemata and existing knowledge/part prediction.
Ss read the introduction and ask them if this helps answer the question. FB: Ask a few CCQs. Get Ss ideas on the board
Listening for gist: [R7.1] Prepare Ss by telling them they’ll listen to the radio programme for the answer to the question. This is a long listening so to help them get the main idea just play the first half up until just after they give the answer (to practice more than 10,000 hours), and then stop it.
· Listening for specific information: Give Ss a copy of the summary Ex3C and ask them to read it first, guess the words in the gaps (give them a moment). This time play the whole recording again [R7.1]. Peer check. Monitor to know if they’ve finished or not. If they haven’t got all the answers; tell Ss we’ll come back to this activity; move onto next activity. · Listening for detail: Give Ss a copy of T/F sentences. Give them a moment to read them before playing the recording again. Peer check first. Monitor to know if they need a further listening or not. FB: PW give one S the answers to 1-3 and the other 4-6. They don’t show the answers to each other rather discuss the answers. If there were any gaps missing in the summary task, ask them if they can fill in the gaps now. Then provide the answer key for summary task.
Ss discuss the questions in small groups. Alternatively, you can post the questions on the wall around the room and ask them to stand up and discuss the questions. T monitors for errors for delayed correction. WGFB: First ask a few Ss for their ideas, then do delayed error correction as a group on the board.