By the end of the lesson, ss will have practiced speaking and listening about leisure activities in the context of giving opnions and reviewing artworks.
To practice aural recognition and pronunciation of difficult vocabulary items
To listen for specific information
To provide review and practice lexical set related to entertainment.
Procedure (36-52 minutes)
Provide the ss with a list of entertainment activities some from the course book (p 66) and add few more that ss might likely enjoy. Hang an A4 card with the adverbs of frequency "Never" on the right corner of the classroom and "Always" on the left corner of the classroom. Show the activities one by one and ask the ss to gather around the suitable adverb. Let them compare and discuss their opinions in groups. ask the ss if there is anybody who surprised them with his/her answer.
Check the knowledge of the ss as to the vocabulary items provided. Pre-teach difficult words through pictures, miming and providing synonyms. Drill new and difficult words. Focus on the stress and put the new words in a sentence. Give the ss a list of vocabulay items to be classifed into three categories: Movies, Books and Music. Provide the key answers on the board.
SS listen to three people talking about something they have seen, read or listened to recently and ask them to make notes about the following: 1. What are they talking about? 2. Did they like it or not? Pair Check
Listen agin to the tapescript and ask the ss to answer the following questions 3. What were its strong points? 4. What were its weak points? Pair check Provide tapescript as an answer key
Have ss choose something from the activities they saw in the lead-in that they like to talk about. Provide them with the questions to answer and with the useful language prompts they previously saw either in the listening or in the pre-listening activity. allow 3 mins or more for ss to make notes and prepare what they are going to say. In pairs, ss tell each other about their activity. Ask the ss what is the most interesting activity your friend told you.