Best Friend - Listening class
Elementary Level level
Listening: The main aim of the lesson is to give students practice on "Listening", throughout "Skim Listening for Gist" and "Listening for Details" in the context of "Friendship".
Speaking: The sub aim is speaking. At the end of the lesson students will be able to express their pinion in the context of " Friendship".
Procedure (26-33 minutes)
The teacher will start the lesson by a video that record all the nice moments during the\ course throughout the students' pictures accompanied by a song that helps the students to elicit the topic of the lesson which is "friendship". Then the teacher will ask questions like: • Do you have many friends? • Who is your best friend? • What are the characteristics of the good friend?
Pre-teaching vocabulary: To unblock key lexis needed to help students understand the audio well as the tasks. Actually, the answers of the questions that were mentioned in the warm up will lead to new vocabulary that will be mentioned in the audio. The teacher will ask the Ss is your best friend do anything to make you happy or comfortable? Is he/ she caring? Is he / she remembers what other people want, need, or feel, and try not to upset them? Then he/she is thoughtful. Then the Ss drill the word "thoughtful" chorally and individually. Then the teacher will write on the white board. Then the teacher asks the Ss do they think they can live without friends? Then the teacher will show a picture for a lonely woman to introduce the word "loneliness". Then the Ss drill the word chorally and individually.
The teacher will show the Ss these two questions on the PowerPoint presentation before listening to the audio. Then after the first listen they will answer them, and discuss it with their teacher. • How many people are talking? • What is the conversation about?
The teacher will distribute the first part of the detailed questions which is the MCQ Questions. Then the teacher asks the Ss to read it individually. Then the Ss will listen to the audio for the second time. After listening to the audio, the students answer the MCQ questions individually and correct to each other, and discuss the answers with the teacher. The then teacher will show them the answers on the PowerPoint presentation. Then the teacher will distribute the second part of the detailed questions which is "true or false" section. The Ss will answer the questions individually and make the peer review. Then the students will discuss it with the whole class. Finally, the teacher will show the model answer on the PowerPoint presentation.
The teacher divides the class into two groups. Then the teacher asks them to read this situation, and discuss it with their group. The situation is: You discovered that your best friend's husband is in a relationship with another woman. How are you going to react? Are you going to tell her or not? What kind of advice or help you might offer her in such a situation? Discuss this issue with your group. Then the teacher discusses it with the two groups. The purpose of this activity is to develop the speaking skills of the students, as the Ss will speak with each other and their teacher.