TP Space tourists / Listening
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about space tourists in the context of future
To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a discussion after listening for detail in the context of space tourism
To provide clarification of nouns in the context of future and space tourists and get Ss prepared for gist listening
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
T asks directly if they know any game shows in their country. Ss may call out the names and T can collect them on the board. T establishes that a game show is a TV programme, it is a competition usually with prizes - smth very big amounts of money, a holiday or a car. T asks a few questions to get Ss interested in the context.
T tells Ss, that they are going to listen to a radio programme and that all the words in the box will be in the programme. She shows these words on the WB and asks Ss to match them with pictures. Then T asks Ss to predict from the words what the programme will be about. Ss first discuss their ideas in pairs and share their answers with the T, T writes them on the WB.
Before listening the T writes NASA, Consortium and Quest. Ss try to quess what these words mean. Ss listen to the programme (ex.2) and work out a story: Contestants in a new TV game show (which will be filmed in a famous science museum) can win the chance to blast off in a rocket and become a space tourist." The T asks the Ss how close the story is to their predictions. In case Ss don't get the gist, it may be worth playing the recording two times.
T asks Ss to answer the questions of ex.3 in pairs first, but doesn't check them. Then they listen to the recording again and check their answers together with the T.
Ss answer the questions of ex.4.
T asks Ss to look at ex.1 and choose the correct answer. Without checking T gives the tapescript of the text to check their answers. Then together they work out a rule for the formation of these nouns.( We do not use the plural "s" in the first part of the compound), then do ex. 2. If time, the T shows the Ss other probable compounds to be used in everyday English and less likely compounds.