Things you can't live without: speaking lesson
To provide students with a topic and related new language they can use in today's lesson to enhance their fluency during speaking activities.
to improve listening skills through looking for specific information in the listening task.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
- first I'll show students a couple pictures ask them what they are and if they can tell today's topic :( these pictures are of items that people usually use and can't do without) - After eliciting the topic title: " things I'd hate to be without", I'll put a set of pictures on the floor and ask students to pick the items that they can't live without and wrtie on the back of the pic. why this item is important to them. -they will discuss their picks in pairs then we'll have a feedback.
- I'll distribute a matching exercise for the new vocabulary needed in the listening task. I'll have students check the answers in pairs and give them the answer key afterwards. - I'll clarify to the students that they're going to listen to six people talking about things they'd hate to be without, they will fill in a table with these things; their description and why they're important to the speakers. - Students will discuss their answers in pairs, then we'll have an open feedback.
- Students will make a list of things they'd hate to be without, they'll be provided with a list of suggested items they can use . - Then they'll be asked to take notes about the items they listed according to clues provided. - After taking notes, students will be provided with some useful language they can use to talk about the listed items in a more detail.
- In pairs, students will tell each other about the objects they have on their list covering all or some of the discussion topics . - I'll be monitoring most of this stage to take notes and give support.
- I'll model some of their talk. - I'll write some examples of students' usage of language and ask them for their opinion. - - Extra activity: if still we have time, we'll play the game of 'guess the object'. students will choose one important object and they'll start talking about it to the group without telling its name, the rest of the group are allowed to ask only 3 questions to find out what the object is.