Reading / Vocabulary / Listening
C1 Advanced level
To introduce and practice 3 primary reading techniques (skimming, scanning, reading for detail).
To provide tools for keeping and working with topic-related vocabulary.
To teach the vocab denoting noises,sounds. To highlight the figurative meanings of some of these words.
To practice listening for gist and complete an exam-style listening task (Part 4)
To practice speaking for fluency
To introduce the essence of Listening (Part 4) and strategies to successfully complete this task
To introduce the essence of Reading and UoE (Part 5) and strategies to successfully complete this task
Procedure (91-142 minutes)
Students share their views on city noises. Ex.1, p.9 (SB).
T introduces the concept of vocab spreadsheets.
T walks Ss through the text on p.9 (SB) and elicits the definitions of the new words.
Ss fill in the gaps (ex.3-6, p.9). The first sentence is completed with the assistance of T. T checks the answers and corrects errors, elaborates on the figurative meanings of the new words.
Ss in pairs describe pictures on p.161 (SB) using as many new words denoting sounds/noises as possible. The description of the first picture is completed together with the help of T.
Ss share their opinions on the issue of navigation in a city. Speaking, ex.1, p.10 (SB).
Ss get acquainted with the fifth part of Reading and UoE and learn some tips and tricks (p.199) in order to complete this part of the exam successfully. T introduces skimming, scanning, reading for detail.
Ss skim the article on p.11 (SB) and try to convey its main idea in a couple of sentences.
T walks Ss through the text and helps them to complete questions 1-2 from ex. 3 on p.11. Ss follow through with questions 3-6 from ex. 3 on p.11 on their own. T checks their answers.
Ss share their opinions on how spacious their apartments/houses are. Ex.1, p.12.
Ss get acquainted with the fourth part of Listening and learn some tips and tricks (p.203) in order to complete this part of the exam successfully.
Ss do ex. 3 (Task 1) on p. 12 (SB). T checks the answers.