Podcasts:Level of students: elementary.-Podcast taken from the web (live listening)Post-listening activityIn this activity students are supposed to listen to the recording and complete thefollowing form from an interview between a student who travels to Ireland and thereceptionist who inquires the learner to enroll him.-Recorded Podcast (for elementary students)Pre-listening activityStudents are asked to post a comment about the pictures they can see. They haveto predict about favourite things (time of day, day of the week, month, season,public holidays, etc. - vocabulary already dealt with in a series of lessons) that are
depicted in the picture. They picture is displayed in the blog section that accountsfor the new topic.Listening activityStudents have to complete a crossword with cue words according to what theylisten to on the podcast they have got in their mp3s. They can manipulate the trackto rewind the necessary times they need it. But the track can be heard no morethan three times (first for a general understanding, second to focus on theinformation required by the incomplete blanks and third for checking).-Post-listening activityStudents are asked to choose the best option for the questions related to thepodcast they have previously listened to.SCRIPTS
Podcast from the internetReceptionist: Hello! Are you a new student?Mario: Yes, I am.Receptionist: Sit down, then. I’m just going to ask you a few questions.Mario: OK.Receptionist: Right. What’s your first name?Mario: Mario.Receptionist: what’s your surname?Mario: Benedetti.Receptionist: Benedetti. How do you spell it?Mario: B-E-N-E-D-E- double T-I.Receptionist: B-E-N-E-D-E- double T-I. Ok. Where are you from?Mario: I’m from Italy. From Rome.Receptionist: Are you a student?Mario: Yes, I am.Receptionist: And how old are you?Mario: I’m 20.Receptionist: What’s your address?Mario: In Rome?Receptionist: Yes.Mario: It’s Via Foro 25.Receptionist: What’s your postcode?Mario: Sorry?Receptionist: Is there a postcode? You know, a number?Mario: Ah, yes. It’s Rome 00132.
Receptionist: 00132. Great. What’s your e-mail address?Mario: It’s firstname.lastname@example.orgReceptionist: And what’s your phone number?Mario: My mobile number or my home number in Rome?Receptionist: Both - home and mobile.Mario: My phone number in Rome is 06 840 5517.Receptionist: 06 840 5517.Mario: Yes. And my mobile number is 348 226 7341.Receptionist: 348 226 7341. That’s great, Mario. Thank you. Now come and meetthe Director of Studies, we need to give you a test…Recorded PodcastCristinaMy favourite time of the day is 10 o’clock at night, because it’s when I finish trainingand I can start to relax and enjoy the evening. My favourite day of the week isThursday, because I don’t work on Friday, so for me the weekend begins onThursday night. My favourite month is July, because it’s the month when I have myholiday. My favourite season is spring. One of my hobbies is gardening and mygarden is really beautiful in the spring. My favourite public holiday is Christmas. Myfamily live very far away, and it’s the only time when I can see them.-UdomMy favourite time of the day is the morning, because I get up early and feel full ofenergy. My favourite day of the week is Friday because it’s the end of the weekand I can go home for the weekend. My favourite month is December, becausehere in Thailand it’s when you can see a lot of flowers. My favourite season iswinter because in winter it’s a nice temperature and it’s when I feel comfortable.The summer here is very hot. My favourite public holiday is the Thai New Year inApril. It’s a water festival, and people throw water to each other and everyone isvery happy.-