Listening - Catch a cold
Pre-intermediate, A2 level
To provide gist and detailed listening practice using a text about catching a cold in the context of cures for cold
To provide review and practice of foods, medicine and related verbs in the context of an illness - cold
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Stick a picture of a man having caught a cold on the board and ask questions about him. What is the problem of this man? What is the name of his illness? What is he doing? What do you see on the table? Does he take only medicine for cold? What else is he doing? Students should come to the idea that there is not single cure for cold.
Pre-teach vocabulary. With PP, show students some pictures. Try to elicit the words. Sometimes go back and ask if Ss remember the words. Close the PP and ask which words they remember. Write them on the board when Ss say. Model and drill them.
Students listen to the different people answering the same question. They`ll list the pictures on their worksheets in the order that they hear. When they finish, they work in pairs and check the answers. Give feedback as WC.
This time, Ss will listen to the recording for more challenging task. They`ll choose one of the words in the box and make notes on the advice they hear with that verb. For feedback, Ss find a partner who chooses the same verb and compare their notes. Then they see the audioscript on WB to chech their notes.
Students will have a discussion. They will work in groups of 3 or 4. They`ll talk about what they are doing when they have a cold and give other advices to each other. For feedback, some students talk about the topic and give advices to the whole class.