Jeanne Brochard Jeanne Brochard

Listening skill
Intermediate level

Materials

Abc Adile Naşit picture
Abc meryl streep picture
Abc Tarkan picture
Abc fame picture
Abc Scrooge McDuck picture
Abc turkish lira picture
Abc picture of a heart
Abc picture of sickness

Main Aims

  • Make the Ss work on their listening skill with an authentic material about a sociological topic

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give them 3 vocabulary words about life goals

Procedure

Lead-in & Eliciting (7-8 minutes) • Provoke Ss' interest and elicit the important vocabulary

- Show Ss the 1st slide: life goals Ask Ss: what are life goals? Elicit goal if necessary: "My first goal in life is to be happy." CCQs: Do I want to be happy? (Yes) Is it the big project of my life? (Yes) And you, what are your life goals? (Being famous? Being rich? Being married?) [2 min - watch pace] Show Ss 2nd slide with pictures of a heart and a sick woman. Ask Ss what is it? (a heart; a doctor) the woman is she okay? (No, she's sick) I go to... the doctor when I'm... sick to take care of my.... (next slide) health Make them repeat chorally & individually Ask Ss: is it a verb, a noun, an adjective? (a noun) Show Ss 4th slide with pictures of Scrooge McDuck and Turkish lira. Ask Ss what is this? (money) a little or a lot of money? (a lot) what is he doing? (swimming in a pool of money) What is the noun to describe that? (wealth) Next slide: wealth Make them repeat chorally & individually Ask Ss: is it a verb, a noun, an adjective? (a noun) Show Ss 6th slide with pictures of Meryl Streep, Tarkan and Adile Nasit Ask Ss: Who are they? (celebrities, actors, singer..) So they're all... famous. Is it a noun, an adjective? (adjective) what is the noun for this adjective? (fame) Next slide: fame Make them repeat chorally & individually

Prediction and gist task (10-12 minutes) • Show the video entirely once for them to have an overview of the whole listening

- Prediction: Talk in pairs What do you think is a good life? What makes a good life? [2 min - watch your pace] - Listening: Instruction: Read the first exercise. Now, I'm gonna play the video entirely without any pause. It's a bit long and it's normal if you don't understand everything. Don't panic, just try to understand the main idea to answer the question. ICQs: What are you going to do now? (listen the video) Are you supposed to understand everything directly? (No) Should you panic? (No) Checking answer: Ask weaker S, if she/he didn't find, replay the part from 1:45 till he says "Good relationships keep us happier and healthier. Period." Ask Ss again.

Skimming task - Part 1 (5-7 minutes) • To focus on one part of the listening and ask Ss specific informations

- Instruction: Read the part 1 questions. Now listen carefully and try to answer. Don't worry, we're gonna listen at least 2 times. ICQs: What do we do now? (listen carefully) Are you a bad student if you can't answer directly? (No) How many times are we going to listen to the video? (twice) 1st listening. Ask Ss: do you want to listen another time? 2nd listening. Play again but check on the script to stop right after the answer-sentence and let them write. Ask again. replay if necessary - checking answers by asking Ss

Skimming task - Part 2 (10-12 minutes) • To focus on one part of the listening and ask Ss specific informations

Instruction: Read the part 2 questions. Again, I'm gonna play the video several times, so it's ok if you can't answer everything directly. Listen carefully and write the answers. 1st listening - short pause between paragraphs Monitoring them by checking what they can answer already. 2nd listening. - short pause between paragraphs Ask Ss: what is the first answer? ( Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.) Focus on the listening now to know what are the 3 big lessons of the study. 3rd listening - pause after the answer-sentences. (4th - pause after the answer-sentences) Checking answers with your partner.

Skimming task - Part 3 (6-8 minutes) • To focus on one part of the listening and ask Ss specific informations

Instruction: Read the part 3 questions. Again, listen carefully and answer the questions. 1st listening 2nd listening - pause after answer-sentence Checking answers by asking Ss

Deeper comprehension task (5-7 minutes) • Fully use the video to put the ideas in perspective and develop their reflexion

Read the last question: Why fame and money will not keep you happy and healthy? We're gonna listen again. Focus on the reasons why people are unhappy and answer the question. 1st listening - from 1:45 - pause after answer- sentences Let some time to let them finish writing or elaborate. Checking answers: each S reads his answer out loud

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