Upper-Intermediate B2 level
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of extreme weather types
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about Eco-Guilt in the context of extreme weather typese
To provide clarification, review and practice of modifiers with strong adjectives in the context of extreme weather types
Procedure (45-53 minutes)
The teacher greets the students with a positive manner and starts the lesson with a PPT slide. The teacher asks the students: "do you follow forecasts? (by eliciting the word 'forecast'), "how often do you check forecasts?", "have you heard the forecast for tomorrow or next weekend?", "what's the weather like today?"
The teacher asks the students the following questions: "what's your favourite weather?", "does the weather affect your mood?", "what do you like doing when the weather is bad?", "have you ever experienced extreme weather?", "how did you feel?" Then, the teacher asks the students to work in pairs and talk about the questions. After giving some time to the students, the teacher asks the pairs their answers.
The teacher explains that the students are going to hear three speakers who have experienced extreme weathers in the UK and they are going to match them with the appropriate speaker. The teacher plays the track and after the students answer the questions, the teacher asks them to swap their paper and compare answers. Then, the teacher displays the answers on the board for the feedback.
The teacher explains that the students are going to listen to the track once again and they are going to answer four questions related to the speakers' experiences. The teacher plays the track and stops the track after each speaker to give them some time to fill in the table. After the track finishes, the teacher plays the track if the students have missed some points. Then, the teacher projects the answers on the board for the feedback and asks the students to check their own answers.
The teacher gives the guided discovery handout to the students to review and practice the structure of modifiers with strong adjectives. The teacher gives students some time to review the structure, then the students answer the questions as whole-class. The teacher projects an answer key on the whiteboard.
The teacher projects the speaking prompts on the whiteboard and explains that they are going to talk about any weather they have experienced. The teacher gives some time to the students to think about their answers and then, asks them to work in groups of three and talk about their experiences by saying 'I am going to tell you a time when...' After students prepare their answers, they start to talk about the topic. Then, the teacher monitors and corrects their errors if time permits.