Teaching Practice 3
Upper Intermediate level

Description

This is a receptive skills lesson with a focus on listening for gist and details. Students will be expected to listen to three different urban legends and carry out practice exercises based on the stories they've heard. Since the sub aims are speaking for fluency and vocabulary, some interactive speaking activities will be integrated in the lesson, before and after the listening tasks.

Materials

Abc Answer Key
Abc Speaking Activity
Abc Detailed Listening Exercises
Abc Gist Listening Exercises
Abc Audio File
Abc Phrasal Verbs exercise handout

Main Aims

  • Listening for gist and details in the context of urban legends

Subsidiary Aims

  • Practice speaking for fluency and learn new vocabulary in the context of urban legends.

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Play a game of "Chinese Whispers". Start by this statement: "Michael Jackson didn't really die and he was seen sun tanning on a beach last week". Each student passes this sentence on to the next student by whispering until the last student repeats the statement as he heard it from the previous student. To make the game more interesting, there should be a time limit of 2 minutes until the SS complete the game. This may be followed by a brief discussion on the subject of urban legends.

Pre-Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening activity and make it accessible

Get SS do the guided discovery vocabulary exercises. Provide feedback by distributing answer key.

Pre-Teaching VoCabulary (3-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the listening activity and make it accessible

Pre teach following words by eliciting meaning from SS and drilling for pronounciation: "the outback", "an insurance claim", "sue someone", get rid of a bug", "insecticide"

Listening for Gist (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist listening tasks

SS listen to the urban legend stories and answer the questions. Allow time for feedback. FB can be conducted by nominating a student from each group and elicit answers to the questions.

Listening for Details (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed listening tasks

SS listen to the text and answer detailed questions. Allow time for feedback. FB can be conducted by nominating a student from each group and elicit answers to the questions.

Post Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide SS with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

SS work in groups and retell and share the stories they've just listened to by using the prompt words and decide which story was more interesting. They should also decide which one of the stories was correct. Get and provide efficient feedback once they have finished.

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