Karli Karli

Coincidences
Pre-Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson, students will practice listening for both gist and detail using a news story on the topic of coincidences.

Materials

Abc Audio Clip 5.11
Abc Listening: Facebook Coincidence Brings Couple Together

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a recording about coincidences in the context of Facebook

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice for the phrasal verb "comes up" in the context of coincidences

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Students will break into breakout rooms to talk about the question: "Do you believe in coincidences?" Teacher will close break out rooms and ask students for their groups thoughts on coincidences.

Challenge words (2-3 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the task language

Teacher will work with students to clarify MFP for verb and verb phrases that will be heard in the recording. Namely, "comes up" and "booked".

Gist Task (1-2 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice listening for gist

The teacher will ask the question: "What is the coincidence in this news story?" The students will listen to the news story and decide what the coincidence is.

Peer Feedback (2-3 minutes) • To allow students to share feedback with peers

After listening to news story and deciding what they believe the coincidence is, the teacher will assign the students partner. The students will then check their answers using the chat box with their partners.

Open Class Feedback (Gist Task) (2-3 minutes) • To check students understanding of the news story &allow students to report on how they did the task

Teacher will get students attention. Teacher will facilitate class feedback by calling on students to discuss the coincidence in the news story. Teacher can ask if they heard any other coincidences (besides the main one) to encourage further participation.

Detail Task (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to practice listening for detail

Students will listen to the news story again, this time listening for detail. They will use the information in the news story to complete exercise B on their own.

Peer Feedback (3-5 minutes) • To allow students to share feedback with peers

After listening to news story again and completing the questions for exercise B, the teacher will assign the students partner. The students will then check their answers in breakout rooms.

Open Class Feedback (Detail Task) (2-3 minutes) • To allow teacher to check understanding & students to share feedback on task

Teacher will review the answers for the detail task with the students. Teacher will elicit feedback from students regarding the answers to encourage participation.

Post-Task Language Practice (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with practice of the task language

Teacher will separate students into breakout rooms to ask them to discuss the questions: Have you ever put your name into Google or Facebook? Did anything interesting come up?

Open Class Feedback (3-4 minutes) • To allow teacher to check understanding & students to share feedback on task

Teacher will elicit responses from students regarding the two questions they discussed, taking notes for the class and encouraging conversational practice from students.

Delayed Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To allow teacher to provide correction on MFP

Teacher will make note of errors in MFP by students and review at the end of class, if time allows.

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