In this lesson students discover the power of silence, work on improving their listening skills and focus on reported speech practice.
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Listening practice & revision of reported speech
Before the lesson, students on their own look at a box with words and expressions which they’ll later hear in a video and check if they understand their meanings. Next, they watch the video about the benefits of silence and list six ways that silence can change a person’s life for the better. The following exercise allows them to check what they remember about reported speech in English. Their task is to study eight sentences and change them into reported speech.
Further listening & reported speech practice
The in-class part of the lesson starts with the vocabulary box students already worked on in the pre-class part and a gap-fill exercise. They look at eight gapped sentences and complete them with one of the words/expressions from the box. Afterwards, they engage in a discussion about silence and how it’s related to being successful. Then, they move on to another video. They listen to it for the first time to answer a general question and then watch it again and complete seven sentences with one or two missing words each. The last two exercises allow students to focus on reported speech practice once again. First, they look at the sentences from the video and change them into reported speech. Finally, they get to practise reported speech orally. They work in pairs, choose two out of six statements related to silence and in turns express their opinions. Their partners listen to them, take notes and then summarise what they said using reported speech.
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