Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about the relationship between creativity and madness in the context of creativity.
To provide clarification and practice of some new words in the context of creativity.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of creativity.
Procedure (26-39 minutes)
I will play a game with the students called Two Truths and a Lie. I will write three sentences about me on the board. Two of them are truths and one is a lie. I will ask the students to guess which one is the lie. Then, I will ask them to do the same as me and write sentences about themselves. Finally, they will work in pairs and ask their partners to guess.
I will play a short video and ask the students to answer a question about it. I will ask them to describe the man with one word. One of them will say creative. Then, we will have a discussion about creativity and its meaning.
I will give the students a task to do. I will give them some words and ask them to work in pairs and match every word to its definition. Then I will discuss the answers with them. I will use some concept checking questions (CCQs) to make sure that they understand the words. Then I will drill the words with them and write them on the board.
I will play the video and ask the students to watch it and answer a question. This question says " What is the relationship between creativity and madness?" I will use this question for listening for gist. They will listen to get the main idea of the video. After answering the question, I will ask them to check their answers in pairs. Then, I will check the answer with them.
I will play the video again and give the students three questions to answer during watching. These questions are: * We might say that both of the artist and the neurotic bite off more than they can chew, but there is a difference between them, what is that difference? * Are the mystic and the artist alike? In what way? * Why should we consider the artists as heroes and cultural luminaries? I will use these questions for listening for details. The students will listen and get more details. After answering the questions, I will ask them to check their answers in pairs. Then, I will check the answers with them.
We will have a discussion as a whole class. We will discuss these two questions: * Do you agree that creativity is madness? Why? * Who is the most creative person you've ever known? Tell us about him and his art.
I will write some sentences with mistakes on the board and ask the students to guess these mistakes and correct them.