To provide specific information listening practice using a text about bluffing incidents in the context of childhood memories
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of childhood superstitions
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Show ss the pictures of each story. Put them in pairs to discuss what they think is the story behind each picture. Get some ideas before moving on (3-4 mins)
Pre-teach vocab: slot machine, slide (v), a fairground, to bully someone
Who was happier at the end of the story – Justin or Helen? Ss listen and answer – pair check, open class feedback
Ex 3 – ss listen and answer the questions. pair check, open class feedback
Ex 4a – give ss time to choose a topic and think how they’ll tell the story (2 mins thinking time) then work in pairs or small groups to tell their stories.