TP LP2 Ginger Caviness
Upper Intermediate level
To provide specific information and detailed information from a conversation between two friends in the context of art.
To provide clarification of meaning, form, and pronunciation of words and idioms students will encounter in the listening exercise.
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
Show students the slide "It's Art! Or is it?" Ask the group what they like or dislike about the art pictured in the slide. Ask them to weigh-in on what makes something art. Tell the students that we will be listening to a conversation between two friends about art.
Use the vocabulary slide to help clarify for students the meanings of words and idioms they will encounter in the listening exercise. Introduce the vocabulary words, and ask if anyone needs clarification for meaning. Point out that these nouns can become verbs by removing the suffix. The verb forms will also be included in the listening selection. Ask students to volunteer to use the words or idiom in a sentence or restate its meaning.
Introduce the selection by showing the Detailed vs. Specific slide and telling students that they will be listening to identify detail and specifics in this conversation about art between two friends. Ask for input and needed clarification on the difference between the two listening skills. Play the selection and send students to BORs to answer the questions on the left of the slide. Return to group and solicit OCFB.
Tell students that now that they have a general idea about the details and context of the conversation, they will listen one more time to discover specific facts about the selection and answer the questions on the right-hand side of the slide that I will reveal before playing the selection. In BORs students will compare answers and adjust based on feedback from their partners. Return to group to discuss the correct answers in OCFB.
Students will respond to the questions on the last slide in OCFB, as answers are subjective this will provide an opportunity for students to listen and share ideas. This will enable a review of the vocabulary and content of the listening selection as well as provide for DEC.