Listening Skills - Therapy
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about different types of therapy in the context of feeling stressed
To provide fluency speaking practice in a different types of therapy in the context of feeling stressed
Procedure (37-58 minutes)
T reflects the definition of the word "therapy" along with a hint about it from their L1 on the board and elicits answers to lead in. T drills the item and writes it on the board. T asks ss to work in pairs to think of different types of therapy. T elicits further answers without giving feedback.
T starts off by writing the word "therapy" on the board to start the pre-teaching phase. T asks a couple of students to come and help him to mime the word "queue", giving its American synonym "line" if necessary. T shows a picture to elicit the phrase "traffic jam", giving examples from Istanbul if necessary. T shows another picture to elicit the word "explosion", and then asking for its verb form "explode". T mimes to elicit the word "hammer", and then mimes "smash". T models and drills each item.
T gives a handout consisting of a couple of questions and asks ss to listen to the recording and answer the questions. This is a gist listening which is why the recording will be played only once. T asks ss to compare their answers in pairs. T provides WC feedback if necessary.
T gives ss a handout and asks them to mark the statements as true or false while listening. T gets closer to ss towards the end of the recording to see if they can keep up with the recording. If they have done well at the end, T asks them to compare their answers in pairs. They might have to listen to the recording once more and then T hands them the AK.
T gives a couple of questions to ss to be discussed in pairs(or in groups, depending on the number of students). T monitors closely, takes notes, provides delayed error correction. No feedback is given in this part.
If there is any time left after the activities, T asks ss to gather up in the middle and think about all the three lessons of the day, and talk to their partners about what they have learnt so far. This is intended to be a free activity. No feedback given and no correction made.