Grade 5 level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of unexpected events and to practice sounds /i:/ /ɪə/.
To set lesson context and engage students.
To provide a model of production expected in speaking task through listening
To practice pronouncing /i:/ and /ɪə/.
To predict the content of the dialogue and to highlight and clarify useful language for coming speaking tasks.
To consolidate new vocabulary, to understand the meaning of everyday English expressions.
To provide an opportunity to practice speaking. (to act out a dialogue)
To provide feedback on students' production and use of language.
Procedure (33-55 minutes)
The teacher asks students to look at the title of the unit and the pictures to guess what is unit 2e about ( an unexpected event). The teacher listens to the students' answers without correcting their guesses.
The teacher plays the recording once, then plays again with pauses, students listen and repeat and identify the stressed words. Answer key. ( You'll never guess what happened to me, I had quite a shock, what on earth was that? what is this? Oh, my goodness! You look a little upset. What was going on? Oh, dear!)
The teacher asks the students to look at the picture and the dialogue and answer the question What is the dialogue about? ( A girl has seen a snake). The teacher plays the recording for students to listen and check their answers were correct.
The teacher elicits the L1 translations for the sentences/expressions they listen in ex.1 ( You'll never guess what happened to me, I had quite a shock, what on earth was that? what is this? Oh, my goodness! You look a little upset. What was going on? Oh, dear!) The teacher points out that these should be equivalent expressions rather than direct translations. The teacher asks the students in pairs to find the phrases in the dialogue which mean the following phrases. (Oh, my. / That's unusual./ What's the matter?/ Fancy the./ You seem a bit shaken up.) ( Activity 1) The teacher allows students enough time to read the dialogue and find the matching phrases and asks them to write the answers on a paper in one minute. (One-minute activity) The teacher check's students' answers and asks some students to read out their answers.
The teacher plays the recording and students listen for words with sounds /i:/ and /ɪə/. ( e.g. he, here, bee, beer, knee, near) The teacher asks students to listen and repeat the words. (Activity 2- The ball) The teacher throws a ball towards a student and asks him to say a word with the sounds /i:/ and /ɪə/, then the student throws the ball to another student to say a word with /i:/ and /ɪə/ until all the students say words.
The teacher brainstorms with the class for ideas for unusual events( e.g. see a ghost/ famous person/ wild animal/ find or lose something) The teacher asks the students to work in pairs and think of a dialogue about the unusual events and use the phrases from ex.1. The teacher allows students some time to write and think of their dialogues. The teacher asks various students to act out their dialogues in front of the class.
The teacher listens to the dialogues the students formed and gives them her feedback.