Teaching Practice 1
To provide practice of speaking in a social context
To practice listening for gist
To introduce and practice functional language related to social language
Procedure (41-47 minutes)
T will introduce himself and tell Ss that aim of lesson is speaking, then check understanding.
T will ask Ss where they are now, i.e. classroom, elicit from them that they are currently 'speaking in the classroom', and then where else they might speak to people, and that when we speak to someone we have a 'conversation'. T will divide Ss into pairs and let them choose a warm-up role-play to practice together. The role-plays will be given out on strips of paper. ICQ. Ss will practice role play before WC. Brief feedback session with a little error correction.
T will distribute HO to Ss and, as a pre-task, ask them to guess the location of each photo at the top. T may have to elicit 'conference' for 'c'. T will play the recordings. Ss will work individually. The first time Ss will match the conversations to the places and then give the answers to T. Second time, Ss will match the conversations to 4 of the situations encountered in the warm-up exercise. Ss can then discuss these answers in pairs, before WC FB. If Ss have difficulty understanding the conversations, T will give them audio scripts.
T will get Ss to brainstorm phrases and expressions according to several conversational categories: Meeting, Starting a conversation, Ending a conversation, Getting someone's attention. Ss will do Language focus exercise on the HO, individually, then discuss in pairs, before WC FB. T will ask Ss if they know any other correct alternative responses to the phrases in the exercise. T will have written the answers (i.e. the incorrect responses) on the board, and then ask Ss what questions or statements these responses could follow in reality? T will elicit why 'I'm nice' can't be given in response to 'How are you?' T will elicit difference between 'I'm sorry' and 'Sorry?', focusing on intonation
T will put Ss into new pairs or groups depending on class size, and get them to brainstorm a new conversational situation. Each pair/group will give their situation to another pair, who will then role-play the conversation and ideally perform it before WC. FB If there is still time available, groups and pairs will be changed around.