Keep a story going
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of keeping a story going
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about phrases in the context of storytelling
Procedure (45 minutes)
Talking about the infamous characteristics of being "dead" and without mimics of a mummy and a zombie.
Students work in pairs, one of them will tell what they did in the previous lesson while the other will listen without any verbal or non-verbal feedback. Then the students will switch roles. After that I will elicit from students how it felt to talk to someone who gave no feedback: "So how did it feel to talk to someone who made no expressions at all. Did you feel comfortable or uncomfortable?"
Students will match the extracted phrases in the worksheet in 6A with the sentences below. I will do the first example O/C and then Ss will check in pairs.
Students will check their answers for the exercise they did in 6A.
We will drill phrases both with interested intonation and with bored intonation. We will then have an O/C discussion about the difference.
I will project 6 sentences on the board, then I will mix the students up and ask them to work in pairs again and use expressions for those sentences from 6A in either interested or in a bored way. I will determine which group will be interested and which group will be bored.
ECDW: stuck, chase, mistaken for someone, embarrassing
I will arrange the students into groups of four. I will tell the Ss that they are going to tell a story which can be true or a lie. Students will choose from the list of situations in 7A and will have time to prepare their stories.
Ss will tell their stories in groups of four. Others should respond using expressions and intonation to sound interested. At the end of each turn, students should decide whether the stories are true or false. Meanwhile I will be monitoring and taking notes for the feedback. If there's any correction needed I will write it on the board.