Describe Objects you don't know
To provide gist listening practice using a text about describing objects in the context of conversation
To provide clarification of vague language in the context of describing objects
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Ask what they have talked about possessions previously
Focus learners on the pictures and what objects might be used for with the class.
Get students to match the conversations to the objects in the pictures. Then they discuss three questions in pairs before checking as a class
Give instructions, play recording 2.26 again stopping after each conversation so pairs can discuss the similarities and differences. Don't go through the answers. Learners check their ideas in a small group with the conversations on the H.O
They find distinctions between three categories and match them on the board. They choose something to and to prepare what they want to say. Monitoring the students if they have any difficulties. Learners take turns to describe and listen to each other's descriptions and guess they are describing.