Teaching Practice 6
To provide practice speaking for fluency by learning and using vocabulary and sentence structures necessary for talking about travel and leisure.
To provide practice listening for gist and detail by hearing people talk about what they did and where they went last weekend or in the recent past.
Procedure (49-66 minutes)
Tell students they will need to write four things about what they did the past weekend. Tell them to work on their own at first. Once they have come up with a few items, tell them to turn to a partner and compare their answers with him/her. Afterwards, as feedback have some of them tell you what they came up with. Help them with pronunciation and write down any important words they may mention in their answers, ensure that the whole class knows what these words mean.
Show students photo A and tell them that it is a picture of Liverpool. Put them into small groups and have them come up with five words of things they see in the picture. Afterwards, briefly have them tell you what they wrote and go over any important words or phrases they might come up with to ensure the whole class knows these words as well.
Tell students to listen to the track and figure out when Caroline went to Liverpool. From what they heard can they tell if she had a good time? How do they know? Have them work in pairs and discuss their answers.
Tell the students that they will listen to the recording again and this time need to focus on listening for detail. Hand out exercise 2 and have them listen and answer the questions. Have them check their answers with their partners. Then have them elicit the answers to you as a whole-class group.
Put up pictures of each of the words in the box on page 75 and ask students if they know how to say each one of them in English. Briefly go over every word with students and make sure to check for proper pronunciation. Then hand out a sheet with the pictures on one side and the words on the other and with their partners have them match the two.
Tell the students that they will be listening to another conversation. Tell them that they need to listen for gist and then answer the following two questions. Where is the man going? How is he going there? Play the conversation for them and tell them to discuss their answers with their partners.
Tell students to listen to the conversation again and this time focus on detail. Hand out exercise 5 and tell them to fill in the blanks with what they hear. Once they have done that have them work together with their partners to check their answers.
In pairs, ask the students to assumer the roles of ticket seller and customer and read through the conversation again. Once they have done that. Ask them to switch roles and try it again. Then, when they have done that, ask them to turn their paper over and try doing it without looking. Monitor throughout to make sure they are following instructions
Hand out assignment #8 and ask students to read the conversation and underline the correct variation. Have them check their answers with their partners.