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The Development of Interactive Oral
Proficiency in the Classroom
by Jake Haymes
- lesson plan 3

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Aims

5 mins

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STAGE 1 Lead-in
-What is an anecdote?
-Tell students what they are going to be doing and why.
-Relate to lessons given by other teachers
-Get stds to tick 'firsts' they can remember. (check vocab)
-How did you feel?
-Ensure stds are familiar with basic idea & start board checklist with stds' knowledge which will be added to
-Provide ideas for speaking activity if required & start stds thinking about personal past.

10 mins

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STAGE 2 Listening
-Listen to first sentence. What first was it?
-Predict what happened.-Listen again. 4 questions (where, when, who, what, how feel)
-F/B adding the above to checklist on board (how long?)
-Provide stds with a model for later analysis. (Stages 3 & 4)
-Provide int. listening & highlight components of anecdotes.

15 mins

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Stage 3 Content analysis
-Notice? 3 parts 1) situation, 2) what happened 3) result
-1 group underline PS other identify adjectives-swap
-Notice anything about adjectives? (intensified)
-Listen to sentence-stress changes? drill
-Notice pauses?
-Listen to erm etc. drill
-F/B-what makes a good anecdote? (+ to previous info.)-interjections other aspects-spoken-really stress two people-compare two sentences put interjections in right place
-Raise awareness of composition at text level
-Draw attention to relevant language. Visual (form)
-Raise awareness of intensifiers in spoken lang.
-Show native strategies when pausing to think of what next and facilitate transfer of strategies to L2.
-Provide collated consensus for reference in stage 4
-Stress how listener is involved/can help speaker via verbal or non-verbal responses and/or negotiate meaning

10 mins

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Stage 4 Planning-Stds prepare own anecdote T available for individual help.
-Dictionaries available. Instruct listeners-board collation.
-Enable students to approach task with confidence.

10 mins

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Stage 5 Production
-Students relate anecdote-others listen and interact where app.
-F/B. How did you feel speaking? Did you use…? Did listeners help you?
-Provide extended speaking (personalised). Provide listening practice
-Allow students to express feelings in real situation.
-Raise awareness (further) of nature of communication.

5 mins

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Stage 6 Collation
-Listeners complete board plan What did we do today?
-to fix what they have achieved >>next class

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