Teaching Practice 1
To give students practice in listening both for gist and specific information.
To review and practice vocabulary related to culture and cultural cities.
(Optional): To learn from context the use and meaning of phrasal verbs of "look".
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
Teacher writes the word "Culture" on the WB and draws a circle around the word and asks students to relate other words with Culture. The teacher draws a diagram as words keep coming from the students so that everyone can see the related vocabulary visually. This activity covers 3-5minutes. The teacher asks some questions stated below and gets answers from the students : " Do you know what a Capital of Culture is?" " Can anyone name an official Capital of Culture?" " What are the goals of the Capital Culture Programme?" (OPTIONAL QUESTION) " What are the long-lasting effects of this programme on the Capitals of Culture?" (OPTIONAL QUESTION) Get students to answer the questions in order to help them to have a better understanding for the next listening part. This activity covers 5-7 minutes.
The teacher explains students that they are going to listen to interviews about two cities that were named Capitals of Culture and tell them that they need to decide "which city was most affected by being Capital of Culture". After this explanation, the teacher plays the recordings. Students listen and answer individually. Then they check their answers with their partners and they discuss the reasons of choosing their answers. At the end of the activity some students share their answers with the class.
The teacher asks students to answer the questions in PW from memory in 2 minutes. This is followed by playing the recordings for the second time for them to check their answers ( 2 minutes max.). After that a student in every pair tells the teacher the answers of the questions.
The teacher asks students the question below and wants them work in pairs: "What are the key differences between these two cities?" After dicussing in pairs, students will share their answers with the class. (OPTIONAL)The teacher asks the following question to the whole class: " Do you prefer cities with old buildings or modern architecture?" and wants students to form two groups, one group for students who are interested in old buildings and another group for students who are interested in modern architecture. In this activity students will discuss: " Can you give examples?"(OPTIONAL QUESTION), " Have you visited any cities like either of these? Which ones?"(OPTIONAL QUESTION) After group discussion, students share their answers with the class. If there is happen to be only one group then it is going be a question for the whole class activity. The teacher asks them "Which of the two places would you prefer to visit?" and delivers the handouts of the photos of the cities of Sibiu and Brasilia and wants the students to take a look at the pictures. Then the teacher asks them to work in pairs and discuss "which of the two cities they would like to visit and why". (OPTIONAL): If there is extra time, the teacher will cover the meaning of the phrasal verbs "look at, look after, look for, look around, look up" and after getting explanations from the students, they will be doing the exercise on the handout that is given about these phrasal verbs and one person from each PW will share his/her answer with the class.) (OPTIONAL - Vocabulary): Discuss the words stated below and check the meaning of any words that students don't know. -Medieval,settler, century, architecture, cosmopolitan, boutique, exhibition, contemporary, monument, inhabitant.