TP6 - Brain Facts - Speaking
Upper Intermediate level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Quiz, Discussion in the context of Brain Facts
Reading, Listening, Vocabulary
Procedure (25-44 minutes)
T welcomes the sts to the class (first lesson of the day) and put the OHP on. T asks the students what it is and tells them to read the facts about brain. T asks the sts what they learnt, found surprising or interesting. T makes sure that the sts get the point about the brain having 2 halves and asks them if they know whether they are primarly left or right-brained.
T tells the sts that they'll do a quiz to find out if they are right or left-brained. T pairs the sts (st A, st B) and checks that they know if they are A or B. T explains that they should read the questions to each other including the choices a & b and note their partner's answers. T does a demo with a student (a strong student). T gets the sts to sit facing each other and gives out the quizzes & lets the sts interview each other. When finished T gets the sts to total up each other's a & b answers - but tells them not to share the results with their partners.
T shows the vocabulary & definitions paper and tells the sts to work in pairs & match the words to their definitions. When finished pairs check their answers followed by a quick WC FB.
T tells the sts that they'll listen to find out what the answers to the questions mean and that they should decide if the characteristics in the bow are typical left- or right-brained people. Sts listen and note L / R next to the items. T monitors during the listening without disturbing the sts' concentrations. Depending on the sts reaction T decided to re-play the audio or not.
The sts explain to their partners what their results meant. T gives the sts the 'Useful language' phrases & gets the sts to think how to use these first. T monitors for good useage of the TL and possible errors. When finished, T selects random sts to share their results with the class. If time- T gets the sts to discuss final questions in small groups. If not - T asks a couple of the questions in open class FB.