Teaching EFL Listening via FUN WITH ENGLISH Books/7B/Lesson 12

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Grade 7
牛津初中英语·同步听力(七下) FUN WITH ENGLISH 7B
Chapter 11
Anqing Foreign Language School
Lesson 12
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Lesson Objectives[edit]

  • Class will begin on time with everyone in their seats.
  • The Zoo chat will go for a while giving many students a chance to speak.
  • The textbook will go quickly and the students will do what they are supposed to be doing.
  • The Zoo activity will get the majority of the students speaking English and working together effectively.

Lesson Plan[edit]

  • Before Class
    • Get greetings powerpoint ready on the computer.
    • 3 Minutes before class begins, Mr. Brown's students are out of the room and my students get in their seats.
  1. Greeting: What's up?
    • Introduce/Reintroduce "What's the Craic?"
  2. Riddle
    • Why is 6 afraid of 7?
  3. Zoo Chat
    • What is a zoo?
    • Do you like zoos?
    • Why do people have zoos?
    • Do animals like zoos?
    • Would you like to live in a zoo?
  4. Textbook: Page 42 Let's get ready A&B
    • Play music
    • While the students are doing their work, bring them up 1 by 1 and discuss their grades.
  5. Textbook: Page 44 Let's listen 2
  6. Activity: Design your own zoo that animals will like.
    • Make groups of 4 or 5 students.
    • Have them answer three questions:
      • What are 5 things animals like?
      • How can you make a zoo animals like?
      • What is the name of your zoo?
  7. Listening: Pop Music
  • Extra Time
    • Competetive Hangman

Lesson Review[edit]

24 May 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 7 Class 1[edit]

  • Arrived 2 minutes before class, but I got everyone in their seats to start class.
  1. What's up
    • Did not go over "What's the craic?"
  2. Riddle
    • Only about 80% of the class understood.
  3. Let's get ready + music + grades
    • Students seemed to be interested in their grades but there was not a discernable impact on their behavior afterwards. Did not take too, too long to finish.
  4. Let's listen 2
    • Many of them were talking, but those who wanted to hear, heard and participated
  5. Build a zoo
    • They did not understand some of the vocabulary, but overall they seemed to be working.
  6. Pop music
    • Tried "Numb" by Linkin Park first, which did not get much of a response then Beat It which was the same.

Next Lesson[edit]

  • Another groups based activity with the same groups?
  • Stay patient.

24 May 2010 AM Period 3 Grade 7 Class 5[edit]

  • Class was a little noisy at the beginning, but on the whole a huge improvement from usual.
  • I arrived about 2 minutes before the bell and could not get them ready to go by the time the bell began.
  1. Greeting
    • Quite poor, almost none of them know "Yo! What's up?"
  2. Riddle
    • Got a lot of them thinking.
  3. Textbook let's get ready
  4. Let's listen 2
  5. Build a Zoo
    • A lot of them did not understand the instructions for the game in English, so in the break a Chinese colleague wrote the pinyin for me. It helped. A couple of boys were running around the room, but for a lot of them were working.
  6. Pop music
    • Listening to "Beat It!" got almost the whole class paying attention, which quite surprised me.

Next Lesson[edit]

  • A request was made for more Lady GaGa songs.

24 May 2010 AM Period 4 Grade 7 Class 6[edit]

  • Did not go the grades with all the students in class, but I did chat with a few.
  • Followed the same basic lesson plan as the two classes above.
  • The majority of the class worked quite well in the zoo activity. A couple of the boys who did not, I had sit by themselves, which went alright.

24 May 2010 PM Period 2 Grade 7 Class 4[edit]

  • Teacher stayed which helped me get everyone into seats and rows.
  • Took the picture which they were not especially excited about.
  • Zoo activity went fine aside from a few students who were running wild in the halls.
  • Did not do the grades with this class.

Next Lesson[edit]

  • Told one girl I'd bring in American comics for them.

Appendix[edit]

Acknowledgments[edit]

  • I would like to thank all the 7th and 8th grade classes at Anqing Foreign Language School who had this lesson for their participation and feedback. I would also like to thank the Anqing Foreign Language School for allowing me to teach there.

References[edit]

  • I get many ideas from Stuart Brown. (Mr. Brown).
  • Marjorie King provided some feedback on my last lessons, that was built into this lessson. (King)

Changelog[edit]

Version 0.2 23 May 2010