Teaching Practice 2
To improve students' listening comprehension of hotel related issues.
To extend their understanding of lexis connected to spending a week end holiday in a hotel.
Procedure (28-45 minutes)
To link this lesson to the previous one of having the honeymoon in one of the famous ruins in the world and ask students where they prefer to spend the night for their holiday, I present some pictures on a power point such castle, sleeping bag, posh hotel and then finish with Brighton hotel picture in England.
subsequently I ask students if they had no choice but to stay in this hotel, would they? and elicit some words that reflect their agreement or disagreement,and what kind of problems they may anticipate when sleeping in a cheap hotel. at this stage I am aiming at generating interest for students and get them involved in the topic of discussion. I do not give immediate FB until they listen to an audio text talking of two people went to the hotel for a weekend. I elicit form them some vocabulary that they will listen to in the recording like double room, reception, lift, ...etc. Ask them other questions to check their understanding. Students will be asked to decide which part of speech is that word, I put it down on the WB to illustrate pronunciation and
Before play the recording, I divide students into 6 small groups. I draw students' attention that I am going to get the recorder start; meanwhile I hand in 6 strips to the groups respectively When recording is done I ask a quick question for listening gist, how do speakers feel? happy? satisfied? Simultaneously I put in the middle of the class a box which I call a recycle bin where they have to put strips on which phrases they didn't hear are written. However those who heard something related to their strips rush and stick them on the board. Afterward, I ask the WC whether the answers stuck on the board are correct or not. If not, they may swap them with those in the recycle bin. In the end WCFB is given with an answer key which was already hung on the WB. Subsequently, I play the recording again and divide students into 3 or four groups and distribute 7 strips which include the events in disorder and ask students to work in groups to reorder them while listening again to the audio. This activity is aimed for scan listening. Once they are through, they mingle and check their answers against the rest of their mates'. I give the order of the events verbally and then hand it in a written format as HOs.
At the final stage of the lesson; I will attempt to let students integrate what they have learnt from the audio text into their existing knowledge. Ask students about their reaction if they were in the shoes of Nicki and Gavin. This could be discussion of reusing of what they have heard or summarising Nicki's and Gavin's experience in this hotel. the students' personalized language will be better backed up with the new vocabularies they already learnt such as shower, bath, room service in addition to the new words they have just heard like floor, double room, reception....etc.