To enable Ss to practice functional language 'the date' in the context of listening to people taking special dates
To give Ss an opprtunity to practice their listening for gist in the context of a text about special days.
Procedure (54-70 minutes)
Write 'a day off' on WB (on the top) Get Ss think of 4 questions and discuss them in pairs. What do you do on a day off? Where do you go? Who do you go with? How do you feel? Get feedback from some pairs.
Have Ss say 12 months. Demo the material (h/o 1) and listen to 5 months. Elicit the main stresses in each word and mark them with squares (ppt 2). Ss listen to the other months and put them in the correct columns. Ss check the stresses in groups of 3 Ss come to WB and draw squares on the stressed syllables (2, 3 for each group). Drill all 12 words chorally and individually, if needed. Get Ss talk in pairs about their favourite months and explain the reasons.
Show Ss pictures (ppt 3) and elicit the names of special days. Ss listen to 4 speakers and match them with the pictures. Ss check their ideas in pairs. W/c feedback. Ask Ss what months these special days are. If they struggle to say, listen to the recording again. Have Ss work in groups of 3 and talk about the special days mentioned above. Do you have these days in your country? Do people work on these days? What do they do? Get feedback from some groups.
Elicit the dates of 4 special days and write them on WB. 15th May, the fifteenth of May 31st December, the thirty first of December 8th March, the eighth of March 1st May, the first of May
Flashcards Ss draw 2 cards and say tell the date. or say the dates in pairs ex 1 p 45
Ss write 5 important for them dates on a piece of paper. Ss use the prompts and work in pairs.
Put some of the errors on WB and elicit correction and reformulation, good phrases/praise Ss.