To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about dillemmas
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate on making decisions.
To provide detailed listening practice using a text about dillemmas
To provide gist reading practice using a text about giving decision in the context of different dillemmas.
Procedure (44-54 minutes)
Refer back to the previous lesson and dilemmas. Stick a drawing of "crossroad" on the board. Ask the Ss what they think "At a crossroads" means & elicit replies.
Reading: Tell the Ss they are going to read about 3 people who are at crossroads. Put the Ss into groups. Ask them who has the most dificult decision to make. Ask ICQ: Are you going to choose the easiest decision? Get them discuss their ideas and give reasons. Focus the Ss on the questions in ex2. Divide them into groups. Monitor.
Distribute the pieces of paper to students. Half of the pieces are vocabulary and the other half are definitions. Get Ss into pairs and match the pieces. After they discuss, give them answer key to check.
Show the Ss the picture for the listening and ask their opinions about it: where are the people? who are they? how do they feel? Elicit some ideas and explain that they are Derek & Dave,& that Derek has a problem. Get the Ss in pairs to discuss what they think the problem might be.
Tell the Ss they're going to listen to see if their ideas are correct. Play the first part of the listening only. Tell the Ss that they are going to listen to identify Derek's problem and see if their predictions are correct. Ask ICQs: Are you going to do just sit and do nothing while listening? Are you going to do some task while listening? Are you going to check your guesses? Elicit answers. Take some FB.
* Tell the Ss they'll listen again & focus them on the questions in ex2. Focus them on questions 1-4. Ask ICQs: Are you going to answer all of the questions? Which questions are you going to answer? Get them into pairs to try to complete the questions. Let them listen to the first section again and check their answers. Pause the CD. * Ask what they think Derek will decide. Then, focus the students on questions 5-8. Ask ICQs: Are you going to do some tasks during listening? What are you going to do? Tell them to read the questions before listening. Then tell them to note the answers during listening and play the rest of the CD. Get them into groups to discuss the answers. Take some WC and FB. Deal with any answers they missed. Read the relevant part from the tapescript.
Get Ss in groups to discuss the questions in ex4.