Teaching Practice 2
To provide students with practice in listening for gist, specific information and details in the context of relationships.
To provide students with practice in speaking.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Lead-in: T explains that they are going to continue talking about the relationships and asks "What do you remember about Ray and Claire?" pointing out the picture of the couple that they saw in the previous lesson. T gives the instruction: "In pairs, tell each other about the couple. You have 2 minutes." T asks ICQs; * Now, what are you going to do? * Are you going to do it on your own/individually or with your pair? (pair) * How many minutes do you have? (2 minutes) T first wants the volunteers to give the answers, and then makes other Ss do it so. * What do you remember about Ray and Claire? Ss give the answers as far as they remember.
Listening for gist: T: "We are going to listen to a text. While listening, focus on just one question: What do they are talking about?" (T shows the question via PPt.) T asks ICQ * Why are you going to listen to the text? (to answer the question) * Which question? (What do they are talking about?) When the Ss are ready, T plays the audio once. T: "In pairs, compare your answers in one minute." and then T gets answers.
Listening for specific information: T distributes the handouts of ex.6a. T: "You have one minute and read all the sentences." T: "You are going to choose the correct answers. But you may have the answers already (because they listened in the previous stage), so do you want to listen once again?" If the Ss want to listen again, T plays the audio again. If they don't need to listen again, T sets a time limit (2 minutes) and asks to do the exercise individually. T: "Compare your answers as groups. You have 2 minutes." Ss give the answers.
Listening for detail: T distributes another handouts. T: "You are going to read all the questions on your own. Only read. You have 2 minutes." T asks one of the Ss ICQs; * Are you going to answer now? (no) * Are you going to read it in pairs or alone? (alone) * How many minutes do you have for this? (2 minutes) T: "You are going to listen to the text again and answer the questions." T: "Compare your answers as groups. In 3 minutes." Ss give the answers.
Speaking task: T: "Think about a married couple you know well (your friends, your parents, your other relatives, etc.). Make notes about the couple. You can use these ideas; * when, where and how they meet * where they went on their first date * how long they went out together before they got married * when and where they got married. * any other interesting or funny information." T: "You have 2 minutes to think quickly." T: "Now in pairs, tell each other about the couple. Ask more questions to find out more. You have 5 minutes." T monitors closely and notes down errors related to the target language. T: "Which story is the most romantic/unusual? Why?" T uses the notes to correct some common errors on the board.