Elementary (A1) level
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about meeting in the context of being late
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of being late, to introduce lexis "meeting, conference, report, take notes and contract"
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Greet Ss. Ask if they have ever been late for somewhere that was very important for them. Write on the board time that I start the lesson( e.g. 12:15) and ask if I started on time or was I late. 12:15 on time 12:25 was late give examples of late comers( e.g Ulvi came on time, but Arzu was late)
Show them the pictures of "contract, meeting, conference, report" show how to take notes. First drill and then show the pictures and let them say what they are. Can I sign a contract ? Yes Can I write a report? Yes What do people do in meetings and conferences? They talk
Write the question "What is Frank's problem?" on the board. Tell Ss they are going to listen to the conversation and they need to find the answer to that question. ICQ: what do they need to find? Frank's problem Play the recording. Take FB. ( how did you know that he was late)
Tell SS look at ex 3 and do it in pairs to see what they remember from the first listening. Listen again and check if they have chosen the right answers. If there are misunderstanding play the recording again. Tell Ss look at ex 4a in pairs try to guess who says the sentences. Listen to Liz and Janet's voices. Then listen again and check. If there is need listen again.
Give the Ss roles Frank, Janet and Liz . They are going to have a role play. Tell them sit back to back, and pretend talking on the phone. I will have the copies of the script in cases if some of the ss have difficulties in this activity.