Reading / Listening
To provide Ss with practice in listening for gist and specific information about finding directions in public places.
To enable students to develop their reading skills through a reading about the Tate Modern.
Procedure (39-48 minutes)
Tell Ss they are going to draw a picture. Give them A4 sheet and pens Tell them that they can be as creative as they like. "you have 2 minutes" Ask students to attach their art works on to the nearest wall. Teacher chooses a picture and describes it like an art critic. e.g. " It's blue and yellow, there are lovely trees and animals, it is very interesting, it is lovely, I like it" Tell students to work in groups of 3 to describe a picture. Monitor Nominate for feedback.
Power point some images of Tate Modern. Ask students to describe the images: "What sort of building is this?, What can you see there?, would you like to go there? Before handing out the text ask the question " What is Tate Modern?" Ss read the text and work in pair. Check the answer in pairs. T: Monitor. W/C feedback
Ask Ss to read these two questions: 1)Where is Tate Modern? 2) What do people see there? Ask Ss to read the text again and answer the questions. Students work in pairs for comparing answers. - Monitor. Nominate Ss for feedback
Ss work in group of 3 or in pairs Ask Ss to discuss these questions: 1) Do you like modern art? 2) Discuss an interesting art museum you have seen? (ICQ) Allow students to practice. Monitor Nominate 2-3 Ss for feedback
Describe the Tate Modern has many floors. Say, they are not call floor 1,2,3 etc." What do you call them?" Elicit answers from students. Students work individually With the hand out Ss matche the words to the ordinal numbers. Pair check. Monitor W/C feedback Floor1 is?, Floor 2 is? Pronunciation- coral and individual drilling. Show the diagram to the SS with the words - Members' room, exhibition etc... Ask Ss to repeat after you the names of the places. Then model the task, say "What floor is the cafe on? Ss to answer "It's on the second floor." W/C drill answer.
Ask Ss to work in pairs. Ask them to match words to symbols. Give Ss HO - Monitor T: read each word out loud modelling- individually then W/C drilling Pair work to compare the answers Nominate for Feedback
Before the task ask warm up questions e.g. "You are visiting Tate Modern and go to the information desk, "What questions do you ask?" Elicit for example: "where are the toilets? What floor is the cafe on? Ss will listen listen to a recording 1.55 Ask Ss to listen to the recording and tick the words from exercise1 you hear. Ss work in pair to compare their answers. Monitor Check with W/C
Ask Ss to read out the sentences on exercise 4 first, listen to the tape again to match each sentence to a place in exercise1. Answer key: 1) public telephone, 2) public telephone, 3)men's toilets,4) Baby changing rooms 5) lift 6) cafe