Listening- Food chains
Emergent Level level
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about a problem in the context of food chains.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a whole class discussion in the context of animal protection
Procedure (27-40 minutes)
Step1: Project PPT, slide 3 on the board to show ss how circles of life are connected. Elicit answers from ss about the given Venn diagram. Ask What are the three life circles in the Venn diagram? humans-animals-environment Where do both animals and human get their food? Form the environment What happens if the environment is damaged? Animals and humans have no food and eventually die. Step 2: Move on to slide 4 and again elicit answers from ss one question at a time. The aim is to get ss to understand the concept of a food chain and prepare them for the upcoming listening activity.
Slides 5-9 pre-teach vocabulary needed for ss to understand the listing text. The answers are to be provided by ss. Point out that harm is a verb. . TEST-TEACH-TEST
Project slide 10 on board. Draw attention to the picture and make sure ss understand the purpose-setting question. Elicit answers from ss afterwards.
Project slide 12 on board, tell ss you are going to listen again to answer the 7 questions on board. Ask them to read questions first. Ss write answers in notebooks while listening. Check answers as a whole class asking ss to justify their answers when necessary.
In connection with the previous activities ( question 1) , ss express their opinion and ideas. Question 2 is designed to get them to think analytically about the importance of protecting animals. Question 3 will help them internalize and personalize.