Abdullah Omar Abdullah Omar

Unsuccessful date
Elementary level

Description

In this lesson ss will practise their reading and listening skills through the context of an unsuccessful date between two people, Darren and Natasha, who have met through an internet dating agency.

Materials

Abc answer keys
Abc Youtube song
Abc Picture of Natasha and Darren
Abc Hand-outs
Abc Projector
Abc Whiteboard
Abc Markers
Abc New English File Elementary Student's book pp 40-41

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will practiced reading and listening for specific information in the context of daily lives

Subsidiary Aims

  • To revise the present simple tense

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask ss where people in their country usually meet new friends or partners and elicit answers e.g. at work, at school.

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Set a picture of Natasha and Darren on the projector, and establish that they want to meet a partner on the internet -Ask ss how old do you think Natasha is? and elicit answers -Ask ss how old do you think Darren is? and elicit answers

While-Reading (3-5 minutes) • SS will practise their reading for specific information

Demonstrate to the ss that Natasha e-mails Darren and he answers. Ask ss to read the e-mail and while reading ss answer b, Ss work alone then check their answers in pairs. Ss write their answers on WB as answer keys.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (1-2 minutes) • To provide Ss with the most potentially problematic vocabulary to make the audio more accessible.

Pre-teach the following words: sushi /ˈsuː.ʃi/ (n) Ask ss what is it/have they ever tried it, etc.... alcohol /ˈæl.kə.hɒl/ showing a picture of alcholo will help the ss to identify the meaning. Use ECDW

Listening for gist (2-3 minutes)

Focus on the photo. Ask ss where are they? in a Japanese restaurant, what is the food? sushi Do you think they like it?..... Elicit the answers Now I write the three words on the board, I tell the SS listen to the conversation between Darren and Natasha and to listen to what Darren says about the three things on the board. SS. I play the CD and elicit the answers in the third person, e.g. Ask the ss What does Darren say about alcohol? He doesn't drink alcohol, etc...... After SS give their answers I show the answer keys using the projector

Listening for details (3-5 minutes) • to listen for specific information

I give instructions of what they are going to do next, SS will look at the conversation, SS will listen and write in the missing words. SS work alone first then check their answers with a partner. Provide the answer keys after they finish

Practise controlled present simple (2-3 minutes)

SS will answer the questions alone, then check their answers in pairs or groups. Provide the answers key on the projector.

Pre-teaching vocabulary (4-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with the most potentially problematic vocabulary to make the audio more accessible.

Pre-teach the following words: success /səkˈses/ Show a picture that identify the meaning of success to the SS, and ask some CCQ's. disaster /dɪˈzɑː.stər/ Show a picture that identify the meaning of success to the SS, and ask some CCQ's. Use ECDW

Listening for gist (2-3 minutes)

SS focus on the picture of Natasha and Darren. Before I play the CD, I ask the ss Is the lunch a success or a disaster? Elicit the answers without giving feedback. I play the CD and ss tell the answer

Listening for details (3-5 minutes) • SS will practise their reading for specific information

I give clear instruction of what they are going to do and how they would answer. SS listen again and answer with yes or no, SS will answer alone and then check the answers in pairs or groups. Provide answer keys on the projector

Follow up activity (5-10 minutes) • To provide a further means of relating to the text

Give clear instructions, that SS will work in pairs or groups, they will ask and answer questions about Darren and Natasha, e.g. Does Darren like computers? Yes, he does. SS use 3b table to make questions..

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