Annalisa's Blog Lesson
To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about a student's blog in the context of London
To provide clarification and practice of a student's blog in the context of London
Procedure (23-45 minutes)
Teacher asks students to look at pictures of London and finds out if any of the learners has ever been to London. Students are expected to tell their experiences as to London and write down three things what they know or feel about London. Pairs compare their answers with other pairs. Teacher monitors and provides whole class feedback afterwards.
Teacher gives handouts, gets the students into pairs and asks them to match the pictures with the names written on the board. Teacher monitors and provides whole class feedback afterwards. Teacher asks the following questions: Did you see these places before, on TV, magazine? Which place do you want to visit?
Teacher asks students to complete exercise 2 in pairs. Teacher monitors and provides whole class feedback afterwards.
Teacher introduces Annalisa from picture (bottom p. 10, right) Teacher elicits/pre-teaches " the underground" (in London) using illustration or drawing. Students are asked to run through the sentences in 3. Teacher asks students to listen(twice) and complete gaps in statements. Students compare answers in groups, teacher monitors and provides WC feedback.
Teacher asks students to read three passages in quiet. Students are expected to answer following questions. Is Annalisa from Italy? Where is she? Why is Annalisa in London? What is her teacher's name? Does she like coffee? Students are then asked to produce other questions about Annalisa, using pictures as prompts. (In pairs) Teacher then asks students to listen and complete exercise 4. After they finish exercise 4, students ask and answer questions about Annalisa, while mingling. Teacher monitors and provides feedback on students' language use afterwards.
Teacher asks students to look at the photos in Annalisa's blog. What/Who can you see? Additional Questions: Do you have a blog? Do you love travelling? Have you ever travelled before? Teacher asks students to tell their overseas experiences and creates a controlled speaking atmosphere.