Rebel and Demonstrations
To provide a listening practice for specific details using a text about May Day Demonstrations in the context of Protest and Demos
To provide practice of Protest Words in the context of Protests and Demonstrations
Procedure (29-40 minutes)
The teacher starts the lesson by showing a picture of Taksim Square asking sts about this place. Once Sts recognize the place, they are asked what is happening there? When they answer "protests," they are asked what are the "demands"? Hence, everyone is engaged and introduced to the topic.
The teacher gives instructions to students before doing exercise 1, P, 71: "In pairs, match the slogans with the causes. Then, check the answers with the class."
The teacher gives instructions to students for exercise 2, page 71: "You are going to listen to radio interviews with the four protesters in the photos on the right. I need you to match the people with the slogans and causes in ex.1." The teacher then checks students' understanding of instructions with some ICQs: "What are we going to listen to? Is it a radio or TV interview? We need to match whom to what? Students' attention is focused on the photographs and their captions. Sts are asked to speculate on what the people might be like, what their interests might be and which cause they might support. Students listen to the recording while they have in mind the questions the teacher asked them. This way sts know exactly what purpose is behind listening to the recordings.
After listening to the recordings of the four people protesting, the teacher checks students' understanding of the recording. They are not supposed to understand everything; however, they only need enough info to do the task. Students work in pairs and match people with the slogans and causes in ex.1. Then they share the answers with the whole class.
Students are instructed by the teacher to do ex. 1, lexis, Page 71. The teacher says " Listen again to the recordings and complete the sentences using the words in the box from the recordings. Then complete the statements (in the handouts) as true or false" A true false question task is followed. After completing the statements the teacher instructs sts "Work with a partner, discuss the statements. Which statements are true for you?" After they finish discussion, the teacher asks them again to do ex. 2 " Which What causes do you feel strongly about? compare with a partner.