Teaching Practice No: 2 - (16 August 2013)
Pre-Intermediate - Level A2 level
To provide gist listening practice using a text about Relationships in the context of dating
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of dating
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
The teacher will enter the lesson area with a dramatic entrance to get the attention of the students (about 2-3 minutes). A very-short roleplay about 3 famous faces (people) will be executed. After a short entertaining role-playing game, the students will guess the name of these characters and then the teacher will ask the students certain questions regarding these people, that he will post their pictures of, right after the roleplay section. The teacher will then connect the previous questions that he asked to the discussion theme "Which famous person would you like to have a date with? Why?", "Where would you go?" and "What will you do?". They will be discussing those question in a small group for about 10-12 minutes both with their group and the rest of the class.
At this stage, the students will listen to two dialogs regarding 4 people (2 couples/dates). At the first part, the students will be encouraged to gist listen in accordance to answering certain discussion questions (mentioned in the student book) in pairs. When the questions have been answered, they will be discussed with the class. At the second part of the listening exercise they will listen again to the same two dialogs for specific information which they will check in pairs again to answer specific questions. The answers to will be checked whether they are correct or not with the whole class and written on the board.
After the listening stage has been completed and the exercises have been solved, the teacher will then ask a general debate question that has a similar theme to the previous activities: "What are the dating rules in your country (Turkey)?". This subject is an open subject and the teacher will encourage the students to do a open "fluent" speaking in groups then later with the whole class. Apart from dominant speakers, shy students will be encouraged to speak their opinions regarding the matter.