Copy of Listening to an anecdote
Grade 5 level
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about telling an anecedote in the context of family holiday
To provide review and clarification of myths, anecdote and holiday activities in the context of family holiday activities
Procedure (30-43 minutes)
the purpose of the lead-in is to remind the students of what they read and learned about mythical animals; specifically about the The Abominable Snowman (Bigfoot). This is done through pictures of the mythical creatures we have learnt and elicit from the students the interesting information about each one.
Elicit the meaning of the words in the box, and those in the listening tape-script that will later help the student tell the story according to the pictures provided on the course book. e.g: bear,hiking, strange. Drill some of the new words and those which are commonly mispronounced by the students such as: bear , anecdote. Focus on the listening strategy on the student book, and ask the student how it would help them anticipate the what the story is about. Predicting the content from questions and pictures helps the student anticipate the kind of information and vocabulary that they will find in the listening text. Thus, helps them approach the text in a more relaxed way. Explain the name of the mountain chain ' Blue Bridge' and the ' Georgia' as a US state.
Students listen to Sophie's anecdote and check if their ideas were right.
Ask the students about what other animals live in the forest, then write it in the WB e.g: bears, deers,...
Students are encouraged to provide explanations to their answer of what they think the girl and her dad saw.