By the end of this lesson, students will have worked on developing their sub-skills in listening for gist and listening for detail in the context of women in politics
By the end of the lesson, students will have been engaged in a freer speaking practice in the context of women in politics
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
1. The teacher shows pictures of four well-known women politicians and asks the students to think of what they have in common and if women have enough opportunities to become politicians. The students should discuss this question in pairs for a minute or two. 2. When the students have finished their discussion, the teacher asks a few students from different pairs to share their opinions with the class. In the meanwhile, the teacher preteaches some vocabulary like "quota system" and "positive discrimination".
1. the teacher shows a few simple questions for the purpose of listening for gist on the board before playing the CD. Since the listening is too long, it is played in three parts and for each part, the students are given separate questions to answer. 2. If the majority of students have problems understanding the gist of the listening passage, the teacher will play it again.
1. The teacher gives out the questions which target more specific details and has the students read them carefully before listening to the passage. 2. The teacher has the students listen to the first part of this radio debate and answer the questions. Then, they walk around the class and discuss their answers with each other. 3. The teacher shows the answers on the board. 4. The procedure above is followed for the second and third part of the listening.
1. The teacher puts the students in groups of three and has them read a short passage about parliament election system in Britain and has the students to match the highlighted words in the reading passage with their definitions. 2. The teacher shows the answers on the board and clarifies any misunderstanding.
1. The teacher divides the whole class into two groups based on whether they agree that women can be better politicians than men or disagree with that view. 2. The teacher asks each group to discuss their opinions in their groups and try to find as many arguments as they can for their opinion and against the other group's view. They have two minute to prepare their case. 3. The teacher has the two groups sit in two rows opposing each other and start putting forward their case.