To enable Ss to listen for gist and to listen for specific information in the context of success.
To allow Ss to talk about success through speaking and and controlled practice activity.
Procedure (45 minutes)
T writes on the board “What’s the secret of success?” Ss discuss the question in pairs. T elicits Ss’ ideas in FB.
Ss read the quotes and discuss the questions in pairs. T checks Ss understand the quotes and elicit which ones they agree/disagree with. T gives Ss 2 mins to think of and write the names of three successful people on a piece of paper. They could be famous people or people they know. They can write answers to the three questions and share their answers with their partners. In FB, T elicits the answers from the Ss.
T reads the example with the class. Ss complete the sentences with the phrases in the box with the partners. In FB, Ss compare their answers with the answer keys on the wall.
Ss match the definitions to six of the phrases in the previous exercise. T makes sure they understand that two of the phrases don’t have definitions. In FB, T elicits Ss’ answers and gives further examples/explanations if necessary.
T focuses attention on the title and elicits what Ss think the programme is about. Ss read and check their predictions, then discuss what they think the secret of success is. SS listen to the recording, and then check their predictions in pairs. In FB, T elicits Ss’ answers.
Ss listen again and complete the summary of the story in pairs. In FB, Ss check their answers from the answer keys on the wall.
T puts Ss into groups of three. Each student reads the profile of a candidate and the job advertisement. Ss present their candidate’s information to their group, then decide together who should get the job and why. T monitors and helps with vocabulary where needed. In FB, T nominates Ss from each group to share their ideas with the whole class.