Teaching Plan No.4b - Listening for Specific Information
Beginner 1 level
Listening for Specific Information
Vocab and Listening
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
Tell the students, that in today's lesson they will be practising their 'listening'. To set the context, show the students some pictures of food, and open up discussion by asking the them what they think some of the items are, but wait for the students to offer this information. Draw a 'time-line' on WB with 'Breakfast _________Lunch__________Dinner' to help the brain-storming.
Next, the Teacher plays a track 2.1 from the CD to the students, and they listen and repeat the 'food' words. Any further words that are elicited from the 'listening' exercise are written on the WB, along with the vocabulary already elicited in the warm-up exercise.
The Teacher writes four gap-fill sentences on the WB, and asks individual students to come to the board and fill in the gaps with the appropriate 'food' words. E.g. 'I often have _______ for breakfast'. The Teacher asks CCQs to check the Students' understanding of the adverbs 'often', 'usually', etc., which have been covered in an earlier lesson, and tests the Ss' understanding of the usage of the verb 'to have' in relation to eating or drinking, e.g. 'I have coffee = I drink coffee', and 'I have fish = I eat fish'.
The students are given a handout with 'words', and asked to add appropriate wording to make six different questions, e.g. 'What time / have breakfast?
The students are asked to work in pairs, asking and answering the questions in the previous exercise. The teacher will give the students an example of a question and answer on the WB - e.g. Q: What time do you have breakfast? A: I have breakfast at ...... Q: What do you have for lunch? A: I have ............
The students are given a handout of a survey on Eating Habits and asked to work in pairs, and guess what the missing words are. The teacher plays track 2.2 from the CD so the students can check their answers. The teacher plays the track again, and this time asks the students to match the answers to the questions.
If time permits, the teacher will get the students to mingle, and ask each other the questions from the survey.