To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about secret of success.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of success
Procedure (28-36 minutes)
Print out the pictures of : The Beatles, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Hang them on the wall. "As you can see, we have many successful and famous people's pictures on the wall." Tell students to stand up and with a partner, observe the pictures. Tell them to discuss the questions: "How and why are these people successful? Did they have any special talents or were they just lucky?" Give them 3 minutes to discuss. Monitor. Feedback- Ask two students what they think.
Rewrite the short paragraph on the page 80, ex. 2A. Tell ss that they are going to listen two people talking about what the secret of success is but first tell them to read the introduction to an article about success. Then ask them to think what the secret of success is. Students share their predictions with their partner first. Monitor. Feedback- Ask about their partner's answer. "Student A, what is the secret of success according to Student B?"
Write the exercise 2.B on the page 81 on a different piece of paper. Tell ss that now they are going to listen to the record. "Two people are going to talk about a new book that Malcom Gladwell wrote. It is about the secret of success." Tell them to fill in the gaps while listening. Before they listen, let them read for a minute. Play the record. Monitor while they listen. Pair check. Feedback- Project the writing on the board and then ask ss for the correct answer. Write it on the board. 1. common (1.32) 2. practised (1.38) 3. world-class (1.49) 4. 10,000 (1.45) 5. successful
Rewrite the exercise 3A on the page 81. Give ss 3 minutes to read the statements and decide if they are true or false. SS listen the record again and LATER they check their answers in pairs. Monitor. ( See if everyone got the answers) Feedback- elicit the answers Answer: 1.T (1.18) 2.F (1.49) 3.T (1.56) 4.F (2.28)
Have a picture of someone you know who needs help to start a business. (My sister's photo) Tell ss to give that person business advice. "This is my sister and she has just opened a chocolate shop in Belgium. She needs some advice. How can she be successful?" Give ss 3 minutes to think about it first and make notes. Pair different ss this time. Grouping ideas: Dollar, Euro, Pound (if they're crowded) Ask them to discuss their ideas with their group and choose the best two advice. Feedback- "What was the best two advice from this group?"