Hot and cold
B1 (Intermediate) level
The students will focus on one of the productive skills - speaking by discussing the given topic.
To provide specific information through listening practice
Procedure (32-43 minutes)
We will start a new unit called "Hot and Cold". This part will be focused of discussion on topic. I will write the word "desert" on a whiteboard and brainstorm the ideas from the students what they associate with the this word. And I will write their words on the board.
In this stage, students will be divided into pairs and given time to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living in a desert. I will draw a table on white board, so after they have discussed it, one person from each pair will come to the board and write one advantage and one disadvantage. We will also briefly work on vocabulary, as in my opinion, there are two words that might be unfamiliar to the students - the words stranded and cross. I will show them the pictures and try to elicit the answer from them, however they will not come up with exactly those two words, but at least they will understand the meaning.
In this stage, I will divide the students into three groups and give them three different situations. I will ask them to discuss together and come up with their ideas.
After the students have discussed three different situations, we will do a brief feedback. I will ask students from each group to share their ideas.
In this stage, we will now focus on receptive skill - listening. As a quick warm-up I will ask students what they might need if they go to a desert. I will write their answers on a board.
In this stage, the students will be introduced to the vocabulary from listening activity. There are two words - shelter and fascinating. I will try to elicit the words from them first, if they are not able to produce those words, I will give them the definitions.
In this stage, I will ask students to listen carefully to the recording, and see, if any of the things needed to survive in a desert we wrote on a board, is mentioned.
In this part, the students will be given a worksheet with empty gaps, so they have to fill it with the missing words.