Rituals-A Man and his Car
Upper Intermediate level
To help students practice listening for general meaning and for details in context of a woman talking about her father's rituals and his car.
To provide speaking practice with target language informal expressions and opinions.
Procedure (28-48 minutes)
Continue in context of rituals. With realia re-introduce local ritual of lemon water symbolizing hospitality and introduce ritual of removing shoes when entering a home and putting on slippers or covering shoes, honoring custom. Introduce personal hair care ritual.
Have students talk about a parent's ritual, habit or practice that they think qualifies as a ritual.
Move to listening to audio. Give instructions before about 2 exercises that will follow. Listen first time for general meaning, do exercise 1 and 2. Listen a second time with pauses for expressions.
Give instructions for HO for target language practice. Working in pairs and then feedback correction with group participation. Those who finish early get a ENVELOPE with a jumbled sentence from last week when we did metaphors and word expressions.
Have students find general informal phrases that are used by Laura. Then proceed to fill in the gap with corresponding new sentences using these phrases. Final exercise to talk about personal rituals with partners in class.