Target Student ▪ 12-year-old elementary students ▪ Proficiency: Novice-high Class Setting ▪ 10 students ▪ 50 minute class at a private language institute Materials ▪ 3 Hand-outs and 2 video/audio clips
Objective Ss will be able to: ▪ comprehend main events and relationship between speakers ▪ understand how to apply their background knowledge when listening ▪ enhance their problem-solving skills
Engage (7 mins) ▪ T initiates the conversation Talking about her new clothes and getting Ss to participate by asking questions ▪ Mind-mapping activity : going shopping (pair work) -activates Ss’ background knowledge of the topic
Main activities (33~35 mins) ▪ Ss listen to the story : # 1 listening (10 mins) T gives some listening task (questions) After listening Ss talk about what they listened to in groups of 3~4 (group work) Questions to ask -where does the conversation take place? -who is speaking? -what is their relationship? -what happen to them? -how does the boy feel at the end of the story? ▪ Ss and T watch the video clip and find the answers
▪ Problem solving activity (10 mins) : Ss brain storm about how they solve this problem. (group work) ▪ Each group presents their ideas ▪ Ss listen to the next story: #2 listening (10 mins) T gives some questions and Ss talk about it in group of 3~4 Questions would be -How is the problem solved? -What was the girl doing? -How do they feel now?
▪ Focus-on-form (bottom-up approach – 3~5 mins) Fill-in-the blanks -questions are designed to help Ss understand what is the main event, who are the speakers, and how the speaker is feeling in a conversation. -in this story the boy’s sister is missing ->Ss will talk about how to find his sister -2 nd story is more serious then the 1 st story -Ss can compare their ideas and the following story (there is not one right answer) -Ss listen to the stories and fill in the blanks
Wrap-up (5 min) ▪ Ss and T talk about today’s lesson Homework Assignment: Personalizing activity What would you do if you were lost in a shopping mall? What would you do if you lost your son or daughter in a shopping mall? writing on the class blog -Ss think about what they would do if they were in the situation from the story -Half the class will be a lost child and the other half will be a parent looking for their lost child