Meram Osama Meram Osama

Showing interest
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, the students learn how to show interest and surprise in the context of real life.

Materials

Abc workbook
Abc Task (designed by the teacher)
Abc WB
Abc PowerPoint slides
Abc handouts from student book
Abc Audio

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of language used for showing interest in the context of real life

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of real life

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

*Greet the students and ask the students how was their week. *Turn off the lights and show the students a PowerPoint slides that contain several questions. *Ask the students: -Have you ever met someone famous? -What happened? -Who would you like to meet? and why? -Why do you like him/her? *Elicit some answers from them.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

*Tell the students that we are going to listen to an audio about someone called Kristin. She is a singer in a group called 'Stream Patrol' and she is telling her friend Tom about an experience she had when she played in a concert in Germany. *Tell the students ''I want you to listen carefully and put these events in order''. *Ask ICQs: -Are you going to write something? (yes,numbers) -Where? ( in the box) and you have number 1 answered. *Give the students 1 minute to read the sentences. *Tell the students to listen and number. *If the students need to listen again, play the recording one more time. *Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

*Chest the handout that contains the tapescript and tell them ''this is the script.This is what they said in the audio.We have here T for Tom and K for Kirstin. I want you to read it and underline the phrases Tom showed interest. *Give the students the tapescript. *Ask ICQs: -Are you going to underline the phrases Tom says or Kirstin? (Tom) -Are you going to underline all Tom's phrases or the ones that show interest? (the ones that show interest) *Demonstrate the first one with the students. *Give the students time to underline the phrases that show interest. *Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

*Use a PowerPoint slide that contains several situations. *Ask students to come up with a suitable response to each situation. *Elicit the TL from the students. *Then Elicit the meaning of every phrase. *Drill the phrases with rising intonation for the students first then let them repeat in groups and individually. *Ask the students ''What other phrases can we use to show interest?'' *Show the students a slide that summarizes the four ways to show interest.

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

*Give the students a handout that contains several sentences to complete. *Demonstrate the first one with the students. *Teacher monitors. *Ask the students to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them. *Give the students another handout from the workbook about the short questions to show interest. *Demonstrate the first one with the students. *Teacher monitors. *Ask them to check their answers in pairs. *Give the students feedback by demonstrating with them.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

*Ask the students to read the conversation between Tom and Kirstin with intonation. *Divide the students into student A and student B. *Ask student A to read Tom and student B to read Kirstin. *When they finish, ask them to exchange their part of the conversation. *Give the students feedback by correcting their mistakes if any and praise the good uses of language.

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

*Ask the students to think of a time when they got lost or something strange happened to them. *Ask student A to tell student B his/her story. *Ask student B to show interest by using some of the phrases from the tapescript. *When they finish, ask them to swap their roles. *Teacher monitors and provide help if needed. *Give feedback by correcting their mistakes if any.

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