Issues when travelling by train - While practising future simple
To provide listening practice using a text about having problems and asking for help in the context of travel
To provide clarification of transportation and trip in the context of traveling by train
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
After asking how they have been, I will tell them what I did a couple of days ago, which is my travel to Ankara by train.
I will talk about the problems I had while travelling by train. I will use the words that they may not know such as ``arrange`` and ``hire``. Then I will elicit the meanings if the sts don`t know them. Now they will be ready to listen to the exercise 2.
Before listening the exercise, I will give them the instructions like you are going to listen to a conversation about a problem of a traveler is having and how it is fixed. I will ask sts to listen to the telephone call carefully and find out what the problem and the solution are. Then they will discuss about it in PW. I plan to repeat the exercise twice.
Sts will have already talked about the possible problems of travelling by a train and what the solutions would be for those problems in the first two exercises. Depending on the number of the sts, they will work in pairs or in a group. There is a conversation between Bridget and Ana, but what Bridget says is missing and the sts will try to fill in the blanks. Answers may vary depending on the sts` experiences, assumptions, and imaginations. Then I will ask for two volunteers to read the conversation one of which will be Bridget and the other one will be Ana. I plan to do this twice.
In the last exercise, sts will listen the exercise 3-the whole conversation between Ana and Bridget-. They are going to compare their answers to the ones in the real conversation and they will see if they are right or not. I will repeat the conversation twice for them to understand better.
I will ask sts to summarize what they have just learned and practiced by asking ``what have you studied so far?``, ``what have you practiced?``, ``what new phrases and words have you learned?``. I believe, sts will make some errors and I will take notes about them and at the end of the class, I will ask them to correct the mistakes.