This is a speaking and listening practice lesson about any topic you can think of. It provides students with the opportunity to tell you what they know about a topic and lets them work with this language through a variety of tasks (storytelling, debating and dictogloss activities).

The lesson is based on the principles of dogme in deriving content for the lesson from the students and then working with their emergent language.

Topic   Speaking and listening practice using Dogme approach

Time:   60 minutes

Aims

  • To revise the meaning, form and pronunciation of vocabulary based on a relevant topic chosen by the students or teacher (Warmer).
  • To practise speaking skills involved in telling stories (narrating, involving the listener); debates (negotiating, giving opinions) (Tasks 2 and 3)
  • To practise listening for comprehension, develop study-skills (note-taking), and writing skills (Task 4)

Introduction

This lesson is about any topic you can think of. It provides students with the opportunity to tell you what they know about a topic and then lets them work with this language through a variety of tasks (storytelling, debating, working on a dictogloss activity). The lesson is based on the principles of dogme (see links below) in deriving the content for the lesson from the students and then working with their emergent language.

Preparation

There are minimal materials to prepare. (Story telling and cooler require a supply of slips of paper. Dictogloss requires a short topical text.)

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