To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about microflats in the context of rooms and furniture
To provide gist reading practice using a text about microflats in the context of adverts
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion about likes and dislikes in the context of flats and homes
Procedure (26-45 minutes)
Show the PPT for the lead-in. Get Ss talk about different types of houses, flats generally in Turkey and in different countries. Finally show the pictures of a flat and a microflat. Ask what the d,fferences are. Ask CCQs: How big are they? How many rooms have they got? Which one is bigger? Give brief cultural notes about the microflats: Their design is similar to the pods in Tokyo. Stuart Piercy and Richard Connor are the designers of microflats. They first started in London in 2002.
Pre teach "low price","high quality" and "available". Ask the following CCQs. low price: Is it normally expensive?Yes. How much is it? More than 200 dollars. Is it expensive or cheap here? Cheap. high quality: Is it a good or bad picture? Good. Are the colors bright? Yes. Is it blur or clear? Clear. available: Do they give services in hotels? Yes. Are these some of them? Yes. Can we use them? Yes. Give the handout and ask Ss to read the text about microflats and answer the questions. Then ask them to check their answers in pairs. Monitor and give delayed feedback. Check answers W/C. Show the PPT for the listening vocabulary. Pre-teach "plant", "separate (adj.)","shelves" and "balcony". CCQs: plant : Are they in forests or in our homes? In our homes. Do we take care of them? Are they usually green? Yes. separate: Are separate things together?No. Do they have different parts? Yes. shelves: Do we put books on them? Yes. Are they usually on the walls? Yes. Balcony: Are they inside or outside a house? Outside. Are they open or closed areas? Open.
Tell Ss to listen to two people talking about a microflat and answer the questions in exercise 2B. Show the first example on the board. As they finish, ask them to check their answers in pairs. Monitor and give delayed feedback. Check answers W/C.
Tell Ss they are going to listen again and they will find out what the woman likes and doesn't like about the flat? As they finish they check in pairs. Monitor for comprehension and give delayed feedback.
Give Ss the handout for "Ideal Home" Tell that in groups, they will design their ideal home and talk about why they like it. Divide Ss into two groups. Give them some time to draw the house and answer the questions on the handout. Then combine the two groups and ask them to share answers.