TP 4 - Functional language
To introduce and provide practice of language used for responding to news and comments in the context of conversations about science and nature in the news
To provide fluency in speaking practice in a conversation in the context of news
Procedure (29-39 minutes)
- T greets learners - T plays the video: "Alligator who survived WWII bombing dies" - T asks: "What's your opinion about this news?" "Do you think this is good news or bad news?" "Does it surprise you?"
- T gives instructions for the exercise. GIST: You're going to listen to four short conversations about science and nature in the news. Which conversation mentions: 1. a discovery that might prevent deaths? 2. a government project to help the environment? 3. a problem with very negative effects? 4. a change in the weather? - T plays the audio 66 - OCFB
- T covers MFPA A: Really? That's bad news / awful / nice / great / interesting... B: (Yeah) I know. It's terrible / really good news / fantastic... A: It is nice to hear some good news. B: Absolutely. A: We should go out... go to the beach or somewhere. B: Definitely, that's a good idea. MEANING: FORM: PRON: APPROPRIACY:
- T gives instructions. "Match the reported news to the comments/opinions" - Ss do this individually - they'll have 2 min - Ss check in pairs via private messages - 2 min - OCFB
- Ss use the language fluently in breakout rooms with a speaking activity: - T joins to observe errors.
- T uses board to write and correct mistakes Ss made during the previous activity and during the lead-in. - T asks if there are any questions. If there are, T addresses them. -T thanks Ss for their time