To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Tate Modern in the context of museums and art
To provide specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about Tate Modern in the context of facilities at museums
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of art and museums
Procedure (43-62 minutes)
Show Powerpoint presentation with pictures of museums. Stop a bit longer at the first picture of the Tate Modern and have students guess what the building is.
After students have identified museums as the topic of the lesson, talk with the class about what a museum is.
Show handout. Instruct students to quickly read the text. Put emphasis on the fact that they're not reading for detail. Set a short time limit to make sure students read for gist. The students will already know that the Tate is a museum from the lead-in.
Form pairs. Ask 2 students to read the questions of exercise 2 out loud. Instruct students to read specifically to answer these questions. The students discuss their answers with each other.
Quickly discuss the questions under exercise 3 with the class, so the students have a model. Instruct students to ask/answer these questions in pairs.
Explain the exercise. Do one example with the class. Instruct students to do the exercise in pairs, and tell them they need to write their answers since they have to use them later on.
Students listen to check their answers from the previous exercise. Write the answers on the board, and mark stress on "information", "women's toilets", "baby changing room" and "cafe". Drill a few times.
Explain the exercise. While I play the recording, stop after the first symbol and tick it, so the students fully understand the exercise. Play the remainder of the recording without stopping. Check answers in pairs.
Instruct students to read sentences under exercise 4. Explain the exercise: students have to match the sentence to the rooms of the previous exercises. Play the recording twice if needed. Students peer check, before discussing the answers as a class.
Show an artwork that's on display at the Tate on the board. Ask students what they see. Ask students if the like it or not, and why.