Teaching Lesson 7
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification and practice of Reported Speech in the context of a dialogue between a man and his partner about going into business with his friend.
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text with reported speech in the context of a dialogue between a man and his partner about going into business with his friend.
Procedure (45-57 minutes)
Introduce the context of Mike and his wife talking about in earlier conversation that Mike had with his friend Rob. Keep it short.
Teacher hands out four gist questions for the students to answer while listening to the dialogue. Nominate feedback.
Teacher hands out gap fill and then plays dialogue again and students complete exercise individually. Feedback on the WB. Teacher then highlights "reported speech"
Have students work in pairs to complete the guided discovery. Once finished elicit the answers by nominating. For any wrong answers, first let students clarify, then clarify on board if necessary or CCQ. Highlight the different forms and context on the board and leave on board at end.
Once completed with the guided discovery hand out, teacher passes the controlled practice handout for the students to be done alone. Allow them to check in pairs when done. Role play feedback.
Split into groups of 5. Explain the game telephone. Demonstrate with group. Give each group a word. Check each group with last person. Correct any groups that got it wrong, then allow each group to do their own in reverse order.