Teaching Practice 8 Ozgur
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a dialogue in the context of Thailand as a holiday destination
To provide speaking practice for fluency in a conversation in the context of holiday destinations
Procedure (39-48 minutes)
I will ask the sts what sort of holidays like prefer and I will give 1 or 2 personal examples from my travels. I will get elicit some responses if they are hesitant to speak. I will try to guide them in the direction of beach holidays vs other types of holidays.
I will ask the sts to compare Bangkok and Phuket and see what they think the differences are between those. They have already done a reading related to these, so they should have some information already. I will try to elicit some responses that will prepare them for the coming listening exercise. Then I am going to write the names Luke and Monica on the whiteboard and tell the sts this couple is trying to decide where to go and that we will listen to a conversation they have on the matter.
I will give the sts a HO for the listening part. It will be folded so they don't see what's next. They will do a gist listening to see who wants to go where and give one reason why. Random sts will be asked to tell us a reason why Luke and Monica want to go to Bangkok and Phuket respectively.
The sts will move on to the second part of the HO. There will be T/F statements on the HO. Before the listening, the sts will be given time to check the statements so they are ready to look for them while listening to the track. After the listening is finished, we will do a peer check and listen again to check their answers.
This will be a pronunciation exercise. I will write down 3 sentences that compare Bangkok and Phuket instead of all nine sentences in the exercise and work on those to show the weak form of "than" in those using choral drilling.
The sts will be asked if they prefer Bangkok or Phuket. They will tell their partners about their preference and explain why. I will be monitoring them to see if they have problems.
The sts will first be separated into 2 groups. The groups will be given different HOs that have different information on them. The sts work in pairs with a partner of the same group and do the first part of the exercise where they use comparatives to make sentences. Then they move on to part 2 and make guesses about the following 6 comparisons. The other group knows the answers for this part of the exercise. They will be given a model to practice speaking when making these guesses. Once finished, one pair from group A and another form group B will be put together and they will check if their guesses were correct. I will be doing monitoring and helping if they have any problems.