Simple Past Lesson, Collocations
To provide specific information, gist, detailed, deduction and inference listening practice using a text about the story of boy band Ozone in the context of music and career.
To provide review of verb-noun collocations in the context of music and career.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
- Ask them about who earns more money than normal people in every society. Try to lead them to give the answer "musicians". - Ask them what they think today's lesson will be about and give the instructions and handout. - Ask them about bands they know and put them in pairs to talk about the questions in the handout exercise 1.
Tell the students that they will read the text in the handout and find the answers to the questions in exercise 2, then peer check the answers in pairs.
Before they start, ask them why a person wants to leave a band, what might be the possible reasons for anyone to leave a band. Get them to listen to the first part of the interview with Matt McKay and focus on the reasons he gives for leaving the band. And then, tell them to do the exercise 3 in the handout while they are listening. Get them to listen more than once if necessary.
In exercise 4, the students will try to match the items in the columns A and B before they listen. It is not very important that they do it %100 true. Tell them that they will listen to the second part of the interview and will be able to check their answers. After the first time they listen, peer check their answers and tell them to infer the answer of the question "What do you think Matt is/isn't going to do?".
While they are on their final task, write "a) rich b) famous c) rich and famous" on the whiteboard and tell them to discuss in pairs whether they want to be rich, famous or both. Monitor them to see if they are using the vocabulary and collocations they learnt.