Developing students' listening skills for specific information (scanning) To provide specific information listening practice using a text about Meeting the parents. in the context of Family
Revision and practice in the context of verb patterns with infinitive or -ing forms; Speaking (discussing parent/teenage relationships).
Procedure (43-56 minutes)
Re-acquaint myself with the student names. Introduce the first exercise of 'Meeting the Parents'. Use these questions to elicit answers from the students as a group. 1. Have you ever taken a bf/gf home to meet your parents? 2. Did you ask your parents to behave in anyway before your partner met them? 3. Did you ask your bf/gf to avoid any subjects or act in a particular way? 4. Have you ever been the partner to go and meet the parents? 5. What type of language did you use when you met your partners parents? 6. Maybe you were a parent - what type of person would you want your child to marry? 7. What do you believe to be the two most important qualities of a partner? Elicit some answers
1. Show the students the handout and chest the handout to show the content. Explain the questions and how the questions need to be answered with a true or false answer. Ask an ICQ. 1.a. Pass around the handouts and allow them to read it for a minute before ensuring they understand all of the questions. Ask an ICQ. 2. Play the tapescript with the interview of Sarah's parents. 3. Once played ask them if they would like to listen one more time. 4. As a group ask them the questions and allow them to answer as a whole group. 5. If there are plenty of mistakes or unanswered questions play the interview again.
1. Chest read the handout and explain that they must choose the correct forms highlighted in the sentences to ensure the sentence is grammatically correct. Ask an ICQ 2. Give the students the handout, ensure they understand the questions and allow them 2 minutes to correct the sentences in the handout in pairs. 3. Play the interview again and check the answers. 4. Again if there are too many mistakes play the interview again to give the students another chance to find the correct forms in the sentences spoken.
1. Now explain how we are going to hear an interview of the boyfriend Andy. 2. Show the students the handout and explain they will need to answer the statements as true or false. 3. Pass around the handouts and ask if there are any statements they do not understand. Ask ICQ 4. Once all the statements are understood play the interview of Andy. 5. As soon as the interview has finished ask the students if they would like to hear it again. Play the interview again and then ask them to answer the statements. 6. Once they have answered the statements ask them to peer check with the person next to them. 7. As a whole group ask them to then answer the statements on the board one by one.
1. Show the students the handout and chesting the handout explain that they must fill in the blanks with the appropriate verb form they were taught yesterday. Use a few ICQ's. 2. Once they have completed this ask them to check this against different pairs to the pairs they were in last time. 3. Correct any mistakes and if needed explain the verb pattern again.
Provide students with corrections to any mistakes you had seen/heard. Allow the students to ask any questions they may have.