To provide Ss with practice of listening subskills for specific information and listening for details.
To provide Ss with practice of speaking for fluency in the context of Magic and Mystery.
Procedure (35-43 minutes)
T shows Ss the original painting by Hieronymous Bosch. T allows the class to look at the image for 30 seconds. T removes the image and gets Ss to do the puzzle in pairs. T instructs Ss in doing the puzzle: T: Recall the image. Do the puzzle in pairs. T allocates 3 minutes for the task completion.
T invites Ss to look at the image: clothes, expressions, actions, objects, the art of magic T gets Ss write - individually - three interesting things about the image. T gets Ss to team up into groups of three and discuss their opinions.
T projects the painting on the board. T elicits the characters (magician, spectators & assistant) T elicits the word "art gallery audioguide" and sets the scene. T: Listen to an audioguide about the meaning of the painting. Are you ideas mentioned? Ss listen to spot the mentioned details. Ss share mentioned interesting facts they have discovered.
T instructs Ss in matching the definitions with the words. T gets Ss to get into pairs. T gives out the vocabulary H/O. T allocates 3 minutes. T monitors the activity to: 1. make sure Ss are on the right track. 2. Spot problem areas to target CCQs. T gets pairs to join each other to compare responses. T gives out the key for more clarification. T aims at the trouble lexis with CCQs/pictures. T sets the scene for the next task. T invites the students to predict the responses in groups. Ss work in groups to fill in the gaps using guesswork. Ss listen to the audio again to check the work. Ss work in groups to compare their comprehension of the audio. T gives out the key (audio script)
T gets Ss to team up into groups of 4/5: groups A/B. T puts the famous quotation by Toba Beta on the board: "There is no such thing as magic, supernatural or miracle; only something that's still beyond the logic of the observer." T instructs teams in listing their arguments for agreeing/disagreeing. Ss put forth their ideas to conduct a debate over Magic and Mystery. T monitors (like a fly on the wall):