• To provide students with practice in listening for gist, specific information and details in the context of places in a town.
• To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Show photographs of three different cities and ask them talk to their partners about what they see in them. T: Now, look at the pictures. What do you see? Stand up and talk to your partner. Students work in pairs for about three minutes. Whole class discussion takes place. Elicit some answers from the students..
Pre-teach some new vocabulary items and elicits the answers from the students; "Station, pub, village" Drill new vocabulary items chorally and individually. Focus on word stress. elicit the form. Prepare students for the main text and ask them to guess what city the people are talking about. Students work individually in this activity for one minute. T: Guess what city are the people talking about? write some of the guesses on the board.
Students listen to the listening text individually and check their guesses. Discuss the answers with their partners. W/c FB takes place. Ask for justifications of the answers. T: "Listen to the recording and check your guesses."
Give students the hand-out 2 and make sure that students read the questions. Students work individually. Students listen to the text twice. Students check their answers with their partners. Put answer key on the wall. Ask for justifications of some answers. T: Which conversation talks about these things? Listen and match the sentences with the correct dialogues.
Show the pictures of the cities with their descriptions from ex 3a again. Put students into pairs. Ask students to discuss which place they would like to visit.. Students discuss their answers Re-pair the students again and ask them to talk about their previous partner's answer. Get ideas from the class during feedback. T: Look at the places again. Read about them. Which place would you like to visit? Why? Talk to your partner for 2 mins.