Teaching Practice 3
Upper Intermediate level
Listening for gist and details in the context of urban legends
Practice speaking for fluency and learn new vocabulary in the context of urban legends.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
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.
Get SS do the guided discovery vocabulary exercises. Provide feedback by distributing answer key.
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"
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.
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.
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.