Teaching Practice 6
to develop students speaking fluency in the context of neighbourhood
To practice listening for a detailed information
To use the newly learned vocabulary effectively
Procedure (37-53 minutes)
Teacher writes 'neighbourhood' and tries to elicit the meaning from the students. Teacher pairs Ss up and asks them to discuss about the importance of neighbourhood.
Teacher draws 2 big rectangles on the board with Xs in the middle of them. Teacher asks students to think of a perfect neighbourhood. "What do they like to have in their perfect neighbourhood?" Teacher gives Ss time to discuss the question in 2 groups. Then the groups will write the things that they want to have in their neighbourhood on the WB.
Teacher distributes the picture of Lemmington, and asks students to describe what they see in the picture to their pairs. Later they listen a short recording with the goal of practicing descriptive adjectives. (Small-Big Beautiful-Ugly Cheap-Expensive Friendly-Unfriendly) Later, for 2 mins Ss will talk about their neighbourhood with their pairs.
Teacher introduces the words by using pictures. (Market Estate agency Flat)
Teacher asks Ss to decide whether the couple in the recording liked the flat or not. Teacher plays the recording, then asks Ss' opinions.
Teacher tells them to listen to the recording carefully. Ss will have to answer some questions about the recording. Teacher gives the questions before the listening task, so that Ss will have a goal while listening. Questions: How many people are there? Where is the flat? How many children does the family have? How many schools are there near the flat? How many parks are there in the neighbourhood? Is there a hospital in the neighbourhood? Is the river far from the flat? How old is the flat?........... Students will take notes while listening, then will compare answers with their pairs. Later, teacher distributes the reading text, so that Ss can check their answers.
Ss just listened to a recording with an open ending. They don't know what happened next. Will the couple buy the place or not? Have they agreed upon a decision? Teacher pairs the Ss up. Tells them that Mr and Mrs Walker had a disagreement. Mr. Walker wants to buy the flat, and Mrs. Walker doesn't want to buy it. They have to try to persuade each other.
Students describe their hometowns to their pairs