Pre- intermediate A-2 level
To provide students with practice in listening for gist and specific information in the context of a free time survey.
To provide students with practice in speaking and writing.
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
Show ss certain photographs related to free time habits of British people and ask them to talk about them. SS work in pairs and answer some questions such as what kind of free time activities do you see in the picture?, Do you remember what British people do in their free time? Their answers are briefly elicited.
Show Ss the picture of Robert and a researcher. First, ask Ss what they see in the picture and what these two people are doing. Next, introduce Robert and inform Ss that they are going to listen to Robert answering some questions in the survey.
Ask Ss the question: Is Robert a typical British person? before they listen to the recording. Next, Ss listen and answer the question. Elicit certain ideas shared by Ss without expecting elaborate answers,
Ss fill in the form that shows the "free time survey" of the researcher. Before they start listening, remind Ss that they need to take some notes pertaining to the question: how often? Higlight that they use adverbs or expressions of frequency such as generally and once a week. Write some examples on the board and clarify it. After listening the recording, ss compare their answer with their partners and then check their answers in plenary.
Ss write at least two questions as shown in the example. First, model certain questions such as Do you ever go on to the theatre or how often do you go on holiday? and drill. Higlight sentence stress and intonation. Next, Ss mingle and ask their questions to their friends in the class. Monitor them and note down their common errors. Award the first three students who can ask his/her questions and get answers from at least 5 students with bars of chocolate.
Write some sentences or phrases with common errors on thee board after monitoring. Provide students with error correction and praise good use of the target language