Introduce one website to practice listening ability.
Teach listening strategies: Predicting, inferring, clarifying, etc.
Teach students how to gain general and specific ideas.
Activity I: 10 minutes (Individual Work) Play the audio file. Students try to listen to the general idea. Give test paper . Play the audio file for the second time. Students have to get the detail ideas and complete the paper. Deliver the scripts of the audio and check the answers.
1) How many people talk about getting 4) How many people mention Asia? in shape? A. One A. One person B. Two B. Two C. Three C. Three people 2) How many people talk about being 5) How many people mention family? afraid? A. One A. One B. Two B. Two C. Three C. Three 3) Who has very similar plans? A. Chris and Amir B. Helen and Eoin C. Both pairs do
Lori / Canada Oh, right now, the adventure I am planning is an extensive trip in Southeast Asia. I've always dreamed of going to Angor Wat, so I want to see that place before it's been overrun with too many tourists. Chris / England Well, I always said that I wanted to try parachute jumping, and I had the chance when I was in high school to do that but my dad stopped me going in the end because he said ... well, I'm quite a big guy - quite heavy ... and so, he was like, "Well, if you want to do it, then you really should lose a bit of weight because, you know, you're gonna fall and you're gonna shatter your legs" so he was very supportive of my dream, so in the future I think I'd like to try that, but maybe I should lose some weight. Aki / Japan I want to go to Antartica and maybe go on a dog sleigh. I don't like the cold weather, but I want to experience that sleigh and actually I want to go on the dog sleigh for my honeymoon and experience Antartica with my husband. Amir / Iran I would like to do skydiving, yeah. Skydiving, because I have acrophobia. This would be the biggest adventure I could can take. Just falling from the airplane for a few minutes. You know, now silence there. It would be strengthening me from inside, doing this adventure. Helen / Canada Well, I would really like to go cycling somewhere like Nepal or something like that, where there's lots of rugged mountains and beautiful scenery. I don't think I'm in shape enough to do it just now but maybe some time in the future, when I have more time to work out and stuff. Eoin / England A big adventure I'd like to do is another long-distance cycling trip. Previously I cycled around Japan - a few areas in Japan ... a cycle trip around Europe. I think I'd like to do a huge trip from somewhere in Europe to somewhere in Asia and maybe like England across to Beijing or something like that.