Teaching Practice 8
To provide fluency speaking practice, using functional language, in the context of planning a concert
To provide review of language used for giving advice in the context of leisure time activities
Procedure (33-49 minutes)
Look at pictures of Turkish singers. Check if students have seen/ heard of them. Have you ever been to a concert? (WC) Who did you go to see? What kind of music was it? Where was it?
Paired (Iona in background – Beyond these shores/ Burning like fire) Talk to your partner about the best music concert that you have been to. Who did you see? What kind of music? Where was it? Who did you go with? What was special about the one you chose? Iona - This is traditional Irish (Celtic) music. It is one of many kinds of music I love. The same week as I played the flute in Cardiff City Hall I also organized a concert with the group ‘Iona’. You are going to work together to plan a concert.
Functional language I want to ask for and give opinions on a place to take a friends for lunch what would I say? Elicit ideas. Practice using functional language of giving and receiving advice in pairs. A to B, then reverse roles. Sts will be given question and choose answer format to give own ideas.
If we had to plan a concert what would we need to think about? Brainstorm – get students to write ideas on WB. - Type of music, band or performers, place, time, audience, age group, food, drink, price, tickets, parking, etc. In groups students will discuss ideas and agree on their event. They will write ideas. Remind them to use the language of giving opinions, and that I will be looking out for this in their group work as well as ideas. Look at poster of concerts. What information does it need to show? Students will be asked to make a simple poster with the main details of their event. We will look at posters of events. Sts will look at posters of other groups. Decide if they want to make any changes (if missed important information). Monitor for content and use of functional language.
Feedback on content and use of functional language. Select one st from each group to give a brief advertisement for their concert - 1 minute per group.