Talking about your best friend
• To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of friends
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a song about a break up in the context of friends
Procedure (53-69 minutes)
Introduce photo: This is my best friend. Ask the sts to think of questions to ask me about my best friend. Show prompts and elicit some examples. Sts in BO rooms write questions. F/B - listen to some questions and drill if necessary.
Sts in BO rooms complete the questions and think of more questions. F/B - show answer key. Drill for pronunciation. Highlight stress and intonation.
Listen for gist and specific information Ask learners to listen to me introduce my best friend. B/O rooms - what questions and answers did you find.
Pairwork. Sts ask each other about their best friends BO rooms - maybe move the learners around. F/B - tell me about your partner's best friend.
Show pictures of Elvis, Johnny and Marie. Elicit context. Focus on T/ F questions. Play song. F/B.
Give handout with 8 mistakes. Learners read in BO rooms to see if they can identify the mistakes. Play song (x2). Sts check if they are correct. Display answer key.
In groups of 3. Each learner takes one role and they have to explain to Elvis what has happened.
Brief round up and delayed error correction stage.