Ronald Ronald

TP1 LP_ Ronald Baez
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will about mysteries of every day life. They will practice listening for gist as well as listening for detail. They will also practice speaking through the expression of their opinions on the topic.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about common mysteries in the context of everyday events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of experiences


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Lead-in Ask students the following questions accompanied by images to help them grasp the meaning of the key words with the questions. Are you very ticklish? (Answer: Personal) CCQ: Do you need to touch a person to tickle them? Do you often get hiccups? How do you usually cure them? (Answer: Personal) CCQ: Are hiccups voluntary or involuntary?

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Work on meaning of bald,sleepwalk, yawn, bless. Google Slide: nominate Ss to match words to photos and definitions, using arrows. Bald /bɔld/ Does a bald person have hair? (No, they don't have hair) Sleepwalk /ˈsliːpˌwɔːk/ Do people sleepwalk on purpose or by accident? (They do it by accident) Yawn /jɔn/ Do you yawn because you are bored or because you are having fun? (Because they are bored) Bless /bles/ Is a blessing a good thing or a bad thing? (It is a good thing) Work on form and pronunciation of same words. Post Google Forms link in chat. 1. Bald people don't need to get haircuts. What type of word is bald? A. Noun B.Adjective C. Adverb Answer: B 2. Sleepwalk is a compound noun. A. True B. False Answer: True 3 Where is the stress in the word sleep walk UK /ˈsliːpˌwɔːk/ US /ˈslipˌwɔk/ A. In the first syllable B. In the second syllable C. It has no stress. Answer: A 4. That was a long yawn. Do you yawn often? Yawn can be used as: A. a noun B. a verb C. a noun and a verb. D. None of the above Answer: C 4. Bless and Curse are: A. Synonyms B. Antonyms Answer: B

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Give Ss time to read questions 1-6 then play recordking. Student compare answers in pairs in breakout rooms. Check answers OC. What is each speaker talking about? Speaker 1: A. Why men go bald and women don't B. How to avoid going bald Speaker 2: A. The benefits of laughter B. Why we laugh when we are tickled Speaker 3: A. Causes of sleepwalking B. The history of sleepwalking Speaker 4: A. Reasons for yawing and it's meaning in society B. How yawning will change in the future Speaker 5: A. The mortal dangers of the hiccups B. The different cures for hiccups. Speaker 6: A. The origin of the expression "Bless you" B. The grammatical use of the expression "Bless you"

While-Reading/Listening #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Give Ss time to read questions 1-6 then play recording again. Student compare answers in pairs in breakout rooms. Check answers OC. 1. Why do so many men go bald but almost no women? a. There is a hormone that is more present in men than in women b. Men are more susceptible to stress than women and this causes their hair loss. 2. Why do we laugh when people tickle us? a. It is a learned reaction learned in society b. state of panic is a result of being tickled 3. Stress can be a cause of sleepwalking. a. True b. False 4. Why do people yawn — and why do people cover their mouth when they do it? Answer: The body's need for_______ causes us to yawn. a. Stimulus b. Oxygen 5. What causes hiccups? a. A sudden muscle movement in the diaphragm. b. A psychological trauma caused by an unfortunate event 6. The origin of 'Bless you' is the Bubonic Plague in the Middle Ages. a. True b. False ANSWERS 1.a 2. b 3. True

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Draw Ss attention to the questions on the Google Slide: 1. Which answer did you find the most surprising? Why? 2. Have you or anyone you know ever sleepwalked? 3. What is your personal cure for hiccups? Conduct feedback on the task. Delayed Error Correction (DEC)

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