To provide detailed listening practice using an audio about Alexander Fleming in the context of science
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of science and medicine
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
- Greet the students and tell them: "Imagine that you are a scientist and you can develop a cure for a disease. Which disease would it be? Why?" - Let them discuss it with their partners in 2 minutes. - Get whole class feedback.
- Ask them to listen to the audio for once and choose the correct answer from page 52 "Understanding the listening" part. - Play the audio. - Pair check. - Whole class feedback. - CCQs about the context to see whether they understood or not. If not, ask more CCQs.
- Tell the students that they are going to listen to the same track again and this time they will answer the questions. - Give them thirty seconds to read the questions. - Play the track. - Pair check. - Play it again if necessary. - Whole class feedback.
- Project "Taking Notes: Treatments" on the board. - Ask "What do you see in the pictures?". Elicit the answers and ask some follow up questions such as "Why do we use aspirin?" and "What other sources we can get Vitamin C?" - Tell them that they are going to listen to the track twice. Choose the treatment that is described and take some notes while listening because they will be asked questions. - Play the track twice. - Give them 1 minute to share their notes with their partners. - Get whole class feedback.
- Project some questions related to medicine on the board (prepared before). Ask the students to answer the questions in detail. - Monitor but do not interfere and take some notes of the mistakes for delayed feedback. - Have delayed feedback. -If time, do the "Discussion" and "Critical Thinking" part.