Pre Intermediate level
To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency for talking about ambitions and achievements in the context of greatest achievements.
To provide accuracy speaking practice with 'in addition to' and about the past.
Procedure (38-48 minutes)
SS will be introduced to the LP through pictures of relatable ambitions and the talking points: "What is something you have always wanted to do?" and "What is something you are proud of doing?" SS will be split into pairs in breakout rooms for two minutes to discuss talking points. SS will share some of their discussion after breakout rooms.
SS will be called on individually to fill in the blank of the following sentences based on the Lead-in task. One thing I’d like to do one day is _______ It’s always been my dream to _______ I’d also like to _______ One thing I’ve done that I’m very proud of is _______ My greatest achievement was when I _______ Ss will examine another fill in the blank task before listening to an audio clip. (About 1 min) SS will volunteer answers for the fill in the blank sentences based off the audio. TT will ask another student for correct answer if needed.
SS will be asked to match the following phrases with the correct definitions. An ambition - A Dream - An Achievement - Something you want to do one day Something you have done which you are proud of Something you would like to do, but probably won't. TT will elicit responses and ask a different student for correct answer if needed. TT will pronounce the following sentences with correct emphasis and do repetition drills with SS. One thing I’d like to do one day is It’s always been my dream to I’d also like to TT will elicit SS to identify where the emphasis is. TT will pronounce the following sentences with correct emphasis and do repetition drills with SS. One thing I’ve done that I’m very proud of is My greatest achievement was when I TT will elicit SS to identify where the emphasis is. TT will address one possible problem pre-emptively by having SS identify the correct sentence of the following: Which is correct response to this question? What’s another ambition you have? I’d like to catch a big fish one day. OR I’d also like to catch a big fish one day. TT will elicit a different student for correct answers if needed
SS will be shown the following talking point: Make a list four ambitions/dreams/achievements that you have in your life. They could be connected to any of the following: SS will be review examples to help them identify what they would like discuss, ie: Job, School, Money, Marriage, Place you’d like to visit/live, Something you’d like to own, Children, Someone you’d like to meet, Something you’d like to discover or invent, Something you’ve learned, Something you’d like to learn, Sports. After reviewing task for one minute SS will be split into pairs in breakout rooms for 10 minutes.
SS will be shown the following task: Tell each other your ambitions: Who has the most unusual ambition? Who has the hardest ambition? Which people have the same ambitions? SS will be placed into breakout rooms in groups of 3-4 to discuss the talking points. TT will move between rooms to discreetly observe.
TT will elicit SS to share content from their discussions, calling on individuals as needed and responding the the discussion as needed. SS will share content on specific talking points with eachother.
SS will be asked to correct the answer the following prompts: When speaking in addition to I would like to order a hamburger When speaking about the past My greatest achievement is when I TT will correct SS as needed