Listening - Going Out
To improve listening for gist skill to find the main idea of the recording without getting lost in details in the context of two recordings about "going out".
To enable students to listen for specific information in the context of two recordings about "going out".
To provide an interesting topic for discussion
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of asking someone out
To present a model for speaking activity in class and also for real life situations
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
- T presents on the WB some pictures of famous people. - T elicits from Ss who they are and what they know about them. - T explains that they are famous people she likes to meet and talks about what she would like to do with these people if she met them. - T gets Ss to write the names of three famous people they would like to meet and the reasons for their choice. - T puts the Ss in small groups and make them share their opinions. - T gets some WCFB.
- T presents the characters, Ruby, Davina, Patrick and Stuart on the WB. - T writes on the board these questions and divide the board into two to indicate that Ss will listen to two recordings: 1. Who? 2. What? - T asks Ss to listen to the recording and answer (1) Who is talking to who? (pointing to the characters on the board) and (2) what are they talking about? - Ss listen to the recording. - T asks Ss to check answers in pairs. - T gets WCFB.
- T presents the questions for the second activity on the WB along with the pictures of the four characters. - T puts Ss in pairs and wants them to discuss whom each sentence is about. T warns Ss not to write anything yet. - T writes (D) (P) (S) AND (R) under the pictures of the characters. - T asks Ss to write the letters indicating the people each sentence is about. T reads the first example in the activity. - T gives Ss the handouts. - T plays the recording and Ss listen to it. - T asks Ss to compare their answers in pairs. - T plays the recording again and Ss listen to it. - T rearranges Ss into pairs and asks them to check their answers. - T gets WCFB.
- T presents these discussion questions on the board: * When there is a person you would like to go out with, is it difficult to ask them on a date? Why? * Do you know any great ways to ask? * Is it easier to ask someone you already know as a friend, or a complete stranger? * What happens if they say no? How would it feel to be rejected? - T asks one of the questions to one S as an example. - T puts Ss in small groups of three and four. - T gives Ss the questions. - Ss discuss the questions in their groups. - T gets some WCFB.