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A weather forecast (Planned monologue)

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by Priyanwada Jayarathne | 08 Feb 2021
Resource Description: This lesson provides an opportunity for the students to identify the characteristics of unplanned monologues by listening to weather forecasts. This lesson incorporates blended learning approach.   
Audience: Adult, Secondary, University
Audience Language Proficiency: Intermediate
Duration: 60 minutes
Language Skill: Listening
Content Area:
  • Blended learning
  • English as a Second Language
Materials and Technology:
  • Language lab or web browsing enabled personal devices
  • Access to Internet
  • Virtual classroom (Ex: Google classroom)

 

Objective(s):

The lesson aims to enable the students to;

  • Identify topics, gist, and specific information out of planed monologues.
  • Recognize context specific vocabulary and phrases
Outcome(s):

At the end of the lesson students will be;

  • Familiarized with the vocabulary related to weather forecasts
  • Able to discuss their plans/activities based on weather forecasts
Procedure:

1.     Prepare (05 minutes)

  •  Initiate a discussion on today’s weather, the type of weather they have in their city/village and their favorite weather condition

2.     Present (20 minutes) 

  • Introduce words used to describe weather conditions.
  • Play the Audio “Friday’s Weather Report” and ask students to note down the words and phrases they hear. (https://www.esl-lab.com/academic-english/weather-report/)
  •  Ask the students to compare their word lists with a peer and share with the class.

3.     Practice (15 minutes)

  • Instruct students to listen to the Audio “Friday’s Weather Report” and complete the related Activity (Worksheet 01)
  • Discuss answers
  • Randomly check the scores and ask reasons for the mistakes

4.     Perform (20 minutes)

  • Group the students (3/4 per group)
  • Instruct them to watch to a local weather forecast video and discuss about their plans for the next week.
Assessment:

As a formative assessment, students have to write and record a weather forecast and upload it to the Google classroom.

Differentiation:

To enable the students to practice further at their own pace the following homework activity is assigned.

Complete the following activities and share the listening experience in the Google classroom.

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening/intermediate-b1/a-weather-forecast

https://englishlistenings.com/weather-forecast

https://www.englishclub.com/speaking/weather-report.htm

References:

Friday's Weather Report: Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab  

https://www.esl-lab.com/academic-english/weather-report/

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TESOL Interest Section: Computer-Assisted Language Learning, English as a Foreign Language, Intensive English Programs