Just Good Friends
To provide gist and specific information listening practice using a text about relationships in the context of expressing apology and thanks.
To provide clarification and practice of language used for expressing apology and thanks in the context of relationships
Procedure (36-43 minutes)
I am going to give the pictures to the students and ask them to think about each picture. There are two questions in the books. the lead-in section consists of discussing them.
They are going to listen to the dialogues between Jean-Paul and Rachel and see if their ideas ar true or not. Then there will be a short discussion about it.
I am going to hand out the other half of the page. The students are going to be asked to try to answer the questions in the book. When they finish, they are going to listen again and check as a feedback.
The students are going to discuss what Jean-Paul should do.
I am going to divide the WB into four sections: Good news, bad news, thanking and apologising. There will be expressions written on cards and stuck on the WB. The students are going to be asked to stick each expression under the correct column. When they finish, they are going to discuss each expression and then listen to the audio material for feedback.
I am going to stick pieces of papers on the board, below one of the expressions which show the intonation. The students are going to to be divided into groups of three or four. They are going to listen to the audio and try to put the intonation papers in correct order for their own columns. When they finish, they are going to listen to the audio again. Each expression is going to be drilled and discussed.
For each pair, there is going to be an information card which explains the characters and situations. The students are going to have 2 minutes to think and then role play between each other. When they finish, each group is going to be asked to perform the role play tothe whole class.