To practice listening for both gist and specific meaning within the context of 'ghostwriting'.
To give students speaking practice about this topic, about writing in general, and in using related vocabulary.
Procedure (40-51 minutes)
Teacher shows to students a book and some books pictures, and asks what kind of a books they are- when term 'biography' will appear, Teacher asks students to work in a pairs and think about what sort of people writes biographies. Students writes on WB theirs answers.
Teacher asks students if they read any biography, or if they heard about any famous biography, than introduce Andrew Crofts- teacher says he is a very popular British 'ghostwriter', and asks students to choose one of three definitions of 'ghostwriting'- students works in pairs, than compare their anwsers with eachothers.
Teacher asks students to listen for first part of the interview, and compare theirs answers with the audio, than students decide which definition is correct. Audio file: 1.12
Teacher asks students to listen carefully to second part of the interview, and choose the correct explanation of how A. Crofts became a ghostwriter. Teacher checks if students understand difference between the two explanations.After listening, students choose correct anwser and share it with teacher. Audio file 1.13 Than, teacher writes on WB some of the words and phrases from the last part of the interview, which can be difficult to understand for students, and ask them to try to define them- teacher guids students to correct anwsers: - be a sucker for something; - journalism; - resist; - skin. Students are listening to last part of interview, and tick the reasons why Andrew enjoys being a ghostwriter. Audio file 1.14
If there is enough time, teacher ask students to work in two groups- one group will think about advantages, other about disadvantages of being a ghostwriter- they will compare their answers between groups- it will help to know if students understand the lesson subject.