Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The ideal lesson

Yesterday, thanks to Samantha, who counted up your votes, I was able to plan which topics we will look at during the next two or three weeks. The most popular topic chosen was 'The Ideal Woman'.

So what do we do?

First, I'll read out a few sentences (4) from dictation. You will be listening to them within a short listening text.

The text is not long but it is really difficult. It would be really great training for you if you listen to it, over and over again, and gradually write down as many words of it as you can. Then you can try the text listening quiz.

The second thing we'll do is some speaking. In a small group, describe the "ideal" partner for you. Think in terms of personality, educational and family background, socioeconomic level, job, and personal values and beliefs. Listen to what others have to say, and refrain from disagreeing with them. During that time you can all listen to the text on the computer.

I'll get you to write next. What is your image of the ideal partner? Record your own opinion focusing on such factors as appearance, personality, character, and interests. Share your recording with another student and have them respond to your opinion.

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