CELTA Teaching Practice 8
Pre-Intermediate Adults level
To provide practice of language used for telling stories in the context of summarizing movies.
To provide gist listening practice using a text about You've Got Mail in the context of retelling a story.
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
Group students by movie genres they like. In those groups talk about recent movies they've seen or favorite movies.
Instruct students to listen for what tense the speaker uses and what kind of movie she's talking about. Listen to text. Check answers in pairs. In whole class feedback talk about why the present simple is used.
In groups student order sequence of events in a romance. Then students work to make each event a complete sentence.
Check answers of previous exercise while simultaneously getting the sentences onto the board. Clarify meaning and then form.
Split class As and Bs. Within A/B put students in pairs. Ask them to read their story twice and then practice telling it to their partner while not looking at the paper. The person not speaking can quickly check things on the paper if necessary.
Pair each A with a B. Tell each other's stories.
Ask students what movie they would rather see. Were they able to understand their partner? Were they able to do it all in English? Error correction on what was heard during monitoring.