To enable Ss to ask for suggestions, make suggestions and respond to them (What shall we get him?/Let's buy/What about...?/I'm not sure. in the context of choosing a Birthday present.
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about choosing a birthday present
To provide gist listening practice using a text about choosing a birthday present in the context of dialogue of a married couple about different ideas on what to buy as a present
Procedure (52-60 minutes)
On the boars there is a picture with present boxes. T ask Ss several questions: Do you like getting presents? Do you like giving presents? Do you like choosing a present? When do we usually choose a present? New Year, Birthday Ss work in small groups and brainstorm ideas for presents. Wc FB. T writes down the ideas on the board.
T shows a photo of a man and intoduses him to the Ss. T explains that this is their friend. T asks what Ss think about this man? How old is he? What does he like doing? What's his job? T writes down the ideas on the board and explains that Tom will be thirty next week. He has a birthday party and they need to choose him a good present. Ss work in small groups and choose a present. T monitors and writes down examples of good language and mistakes in the target language. Wc FB - what is the present? Elicit ideas from different groups.
Ss watch a video and listen to a dialogue for gist. What do Loise and her husband Chris deside to buy for their friend Sophie? Ss compare in pairs. Wc FB Ss listen to specific information and fill in the gaps. Ss compare answers in pairs. Wc FB.
Ss get the transcript of the dialogue. They highlight all suggestions. Peer-check. Wc FB. T elicits from the Ss what questions are used to ask for suggestion. They highlight the examples in different colour in the tapescript. Finally, Ss undreline all the reactions. Peer-check. Wc FB. Ss fill in the hang out the useful language. Peer-check. Wc FB. T provides Ss with the natural model. T elicits the stressed words and marks them and intonation patterns on the board. Chorall drill, individual drilling.
T writes down some examples from Ss dialogues and ask Ss to paraphrase them using the new phrases. Ss work in pairs. Wc FB.
Ss work in different groups and choose a birthday present to Ammy. T puts the photo of a girl on the board and elicits the information about her age, job and hobbies from the Ss.
Ss are given the list with target phrases. They mark which phrases they used in the discussion.
Ss work in groups and choose a present for Ammy's little sister. They try to use as many phrases from the list as possible. Wc FB - what presents they have chosen and why.