Teaching Practice 6
To provide clarification and practice of language used for talking (asking and reacting) about the news
To provide gist listening practice using a text about casual conversations about the news
To provide intensive listening practice using a text about casual conversations about the news
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the news
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
The teacher will show a picture of the recent announcement that Rihanna is going to be the performer at the Superbowl Halftime Show. Then, they will proceed to ask the students if there is any recent big news in their countries. If no student volunteers, the teacher will nominate 2 or 3 students.
The students will listen to 4 different conversations where one speaker is going to be mentioning some news they heard. After listening for the first time, they will mention which news story is each conversation about, as a gist task. Then, students will listen for a second time and they will have to match the dialogue of the first speaker with the dialogue of the second one reacting to what the first one said. They will do this task through Google Slides individually and then compare answers in pairs, to finally check their answers with the answer key the teacher will provide.
For the clarification stage, the students will complete a short Guided Discovery questionnaire about Meaning and Form. Then, they will check their answers in pairs. The teacher will check some answers by elicitation and then show the answer key (& Summary handout); following that with pronunciation and stress elicitation, and choral and individual drilling.
The teacher will provide the students with three different conversations with gaps the students will need to fill. It will be a multiple-choice task and in the last question, they will be able to choose a phrase from all the ones learned. Then, students will check their answers in pairs and check their answers with the teacher's Answer Key in the OCFB.
For the Freer Practice, the students will be presented with 6 headlines and some information about the news article. They will have to talk in pairs about the headlines (2 or 3 each) and ask each other for more information. The task will be scaffolded. They will have 5 minutes to speak with each other. Finally, there will be some OCFB and DEC to end.