In this lesson about blockchain applications, students get an opportunity to practise their listening skills and learn some advanced collocations.
WARM-UP & COLLOCATIONS
The warm-up activity starts with four abbreviations and a task for students to guess the cryptocurrencies they stand for. Students also briefly exchange their opinions on the topic and move on to the multiple-choice vocabulary exercise which prepares them for a video in the second part of the lesson. They have to create eight collocations (e.g. proprietary rights, counterfeit goods, etc.) by indicating one word out of three given options that doesn’t match the first part of the collocation. This task is followed by a discussion related to the topic of blockchain technology and its applications in everyday life.
VIDEO & SPEAKING PRACTICE
Before students watch a video about blockchain, they share their experience with its applications. At first, they watch the video and have to explain the definition of blockchain using four given words and phrases. The words they need to use come from the beginning of the lesson. Afterwards, they listen for more detailed information. They work in two groups and each group completes a table with the information about two different applications of blockchain (e.g. digital voting, legislation). Then, students share their notes with the other group. The listening practice is followed by two speaking activities. First, students comment on different aspects of blockchain applications shown in the video. Finally, they have to come up with possible applications of blockchain technology in such industries as healthcare, art and finance. They’re provided with five questions to help them in their discussion.
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