Planning a day out
Low Intermediate level
To provide fluency and accuracy
to develop sts ability to work co-operatively in groups
to develop listening skills
Procedure (51-70 minutes)
T shows some pictures of a day out and ask students where they go to have a good day out, brainstorm words and phrases related to the topic such as people, feelings, verbs etc. Elicit the answers.
T introduces the recording of two people planning a day out and students answer some questions about the listening activity. (questions are about the events, meeting place and time). Then sts complete the dialogue between two friends. T elicits the answers.
Sts are asked to plan a class day out. Sts work in groups and do the task in the computer lab to get some ideas from the Internet as well. Sts plan the day. Then the teacher matches one group to another to discuss their ideas and find the similarities and differences.
Each group rehearses presenting their day out. T walks around and helps sts if they need and notes down any language to be highlighted later.
Whole class listens to the plans and they are required to choose one of the plans. Sts can ask questions after the presentations. T gives feedback on the content and quickly reviews what was suggested. Sts vote and choose one the day out plans and they arrange to go together with the teacher.