Teaching Practice 6
To provide deduction listening practice using a text about travel problems in the context of an eventual journey
To provide speaking practice for fluency in the context of how travel can go wrong
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
Introduce myself to the Ss Elicit some different ways to travel in whole group eg bus, train, plane, bicycle, walk, run etc. Tell Ss that sometimes getting from A to B is not as simple as it looks, and I will play a funny video about a car journey that goes wrong. Play the movie clip.
Tell Ss that in three groups, they each have to brainstorm what can go wrong in a car, train and bus. Ss can put the large pieces of paper on the floor, with the middle of the spider diagram completed with "problems on a car journey", "Problems on a train journey", and "Problems on a bus journey". They work on each one for 8 minutes. Each nominates a speaker who will read out each problem in whole group feedback
Put the picture on powerpoint Ss dicuss in pairs for a minute what they think is the situation with Javier and Alice Whole group FB Tell Ss that I will play an audio in which Javier and Alice go on a journey, but it is a journey with many problems. Hand out the exercise. There is A-F, and I will play each part twice and get fb separately for each section as we go along. Whole group FB
Tell Ss that I will project a summary of Alice's journey on the board, and they have to write in the gap fill the correct word. They can do it individually, but I will have students coming up and writing in the spaces the answer.
Ss will in pairs or threes receive a picture, they have to imagine the travel disaster and who the characters are, and in almost free practice, continue the scene.