TP 5- Speaking
Upper Intermediate level
To introduce and provide practice of speaking for fluency in the context of describing an event.
To provide gist listening practice using an audio about a memorable event.
To provide students useful language when it comes to talking about experiences in their lives.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Students will be shown a series of images that represent certain events and will be asked how they call those events. Some answers will be elicited in order to get them familiarized with the vocabulary about the events (useful for the speaking stage). Then, they will be asked one yes or no question in order to start setting the context of experiences. * Have you ever been to any of these events? (Follow-up questions will be asked if necessary)
Students will listen to an audio in which 2 people will talk about some memorable events from their lives. While listening to the audio, students will have to answer three questions about such memorable events. They will be asked to answer those questions from one of the two people only, not both. *What was the event? *Where and when did it take place? *What was the atmosphere like? After that, they will be sent to different breakout rooms to exchange their answers for 3/4 minutes and the brought back in order to report the answers to me.
Students will be presented with some useful phrases that were used in the previous audio, and some that weren't. This, in order to ensure a good flow in the following speaking task. For the MFP of these phrases, I am going to focus on four of them only, which I consider to be the most problematic ones.
Students will be given the Speaking Task, in which they will have to talk about a memorable event from their lives. They will be instructed to use the phrases from the Useful language list and will be given four questions they should try to answer while talking about their experiences. *What was the event? *Where and when did it take place? *Who were you with? *What was the atmosphere like? They will have 5 minutes to discuss, then they will change rooms with different partners and will do the process again. They will be rotated at least twice during the whole stage. In the end, if there's time left, some of them will be asked to share their experience as an open class.
Students will be provided with the Delayed Error Correction with emphasis on Grammar and Pronunciation.