Teaching EFL Listening via FUN WITH ENGLISH Books/8B/Lesson 9

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Grade 8
FUN WITH ENGLISH 8B
Chapter 7: Getting There
Anqing Foreign Language School
Lesson 9
Version 0.2

This chapter is about inuits.

Lesson Objectives[edit]

  • The opening riddle and questions will draw the students attention.
  • The textbook activities will go quickly and be productive.
  • We can get an interesting discussion going about igloos.
  • Students will speak only English to each other while they interview one another.
  • Students will enjoy and use English during the activities and games.

Lesson Plan[edit]

Before Class Starts

  • If time, walk around and mingle with the students before the bell rings. (King)

Greeting: Introduce or Re-Introduce What's the craic?

  • Enthusiastic "Yo! What's up?" to begin.
  • What country is Yo! What's up? from?
  • What country is How are you? from?
  • Do you know what the say in Ireland? (Maybe)
  • They say "What's the craic?" (Wikipedia)
  • The responses are the same as "How are you?"

Opening: Riddle, May Day Holiday and Questions

  • Share a simple riddle or more with the students, depending on their response.
  • Next Monday is a holiday. Why? What will you do?
  • Do you have any questions for me?
  • What did you learn in class last week? (King)

Pronunciation Practice: "th"

  • Write "the" then "that" then "this" each time asking them "Can you please say these words?" (Jim)
  • How do you pronounce th?
  • You should put your tongue against your top teeth. (Sounds of English)
  • When you blow out, you will notice you make a "th" sound. (ibid)

Textbook: Page 34 Let's get ready A

  • Before we begin, where is the top of the world?
  • If possible, as they are doing this portion put on some music.
  • After each answer, work on pronunciation.

Textbook: Page 34 Let's get ready B

Textbook:Page 35 Let's listen A and B

  • Why are certain pictures in the order they are in?

Conversation: Living on top of the world

  • Do you like the snow?
  • Can you imagine living like this in the snow?
  • Do you think these people are clever?
  • Do you want a house made of ice?

Activity: Igloo Interview

  • Have three questions written on the board or computer.
  • Write interview on the board.
  • Ask if they know that word?
  • Bring up a student volunteer and interview one another in front of the class.
  • Now please interview the people sitting next to you, in English!
  • Give them a minute or three, walk around and help troubled groups.
  • Afterwards ask for volunteers to come to the front of class and do the interview.
  • Questions: [Write on the board]
    • Do you want to live an igloo?
    • Why?
    • What kind of house do you want to live in?

Activity: Build an Igloo

  • Tell the students we are going to make an igloo.
  • Say we can use desks, chairs and ...
  • Do a plan on the board.

Activity: Hunt for seals

  • Two teams
  • Blindfold a person.
  • Draw a seal on the board.
  • Classmates have to tell them how to get to the seal.
  • They have two stabs.

Extra Time[edit]

Game: Number of Letters? (Mr. Brown)

  • Make two teams.
  • Tell them to make a word that begins with one letter, e.g. D, and has 6 letters.
  • Go back and forth between the teams making the words.

Music: Billy Jean

  • Is Billy Jean a boy or a girl?
  • Who is the one?

Lesson Review[edit]

Class Notes[edit]

28 Apr 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 1[edit]

Next Week

28 Apr 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 3[edit]

Next Week

28 Apr 2010 AM Period 1 Grade 8 Class 2[edit]

Next Week


28 Apr 2010 Notes[edit]

What Could I Have Done Better?

What Did I Do Well?

What Did I Learn?

What Did My Students Get From The Lesson?

Were the Lesson Objectives Achieved?

  • The opening riddle and questions will draw the students attention.
  • The textbook activities will go quickly and be productive.
  • We can get an interesting discussion going about igloos.
  • Students will speak only English to each other while they interview one another.
  • Students will enjoy and use English during the activities and games.

How can I Improve the Lesson?

Appendix[edit]

Changelog[edit]

Version 0.2 28 Apr 2010

  • Wrote out a thorough lesson plan, adding activities and more.

Version 0.1 26 Apr 2010

References[edit]

  • I get many ideas from Stuart Brown. (Mr. Brown).
  • 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.
  • Marjorie King provided some feedback on my last lessons, that was built into this lessson. (King)
  • A friend named Jim advised me to focus on pronunciation and stress in speaking English in my classes. (Jim)
  • Wikipedia: Craic
  • Sounds of English: Th sounds in English

Ideas for this lesson[edit]

  • Huangmei Shi
  • Grading Policy
  • Eustace Conway
  • Pronouncing "th"
  • Stress
  • Adjectives for "why?"