American Speakout Intermediate Teacher Book Unit 3



MAKING PLANS Introduction



Ss learn and practice future forms to describe plans and learn vocabulary related to organization in the context of making plans. They also learn and practice how to write messages. SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS Resource Bank: p. 137 and p. 139 Ex. 11: bring in small pieces of paper for Ss to write their messages on. American Speakout Tip: write some recent text messages you’ve sent/received on the board. Warm Up Write on the board a list of things you do when you want to put off doing something, e.g., do the dishes , check your email , watch a bad TV program , clean your desk . Ask Ss what they think these things have in common and elicit/check procrastinate . Ss discuss what they do to procrastinate in pairs. Monitor and help with vocabulary, writing any new words/phrases on the board. When they have finished, elicit Ss’ ideas and find any common answers. VOCABULARY organiZation 1 A Elicit/Check prioritizing . Give Ss 1 min. to read the introduction to the questionnaire and then discuss the question in pairs. Elicit answers via a show of hands. B Ss answer the questions alone and then compare answers in pairs. In feedback, ask Ss if they have similar or different answers. Alternative Approach With weaker classes , you may want to do Ex. 1C before Ex. 1B so Ss are clear about the meanings before they discuss the questions. C Ss match the phrases and definitions alone and then check in pairs. Tell Ss that two answers are possible for one of the definitions. Check answers with the class and be prepared to give any further explanations/examples when necessary.

3.1 MAKING PLANS VOCABULARY | organization listening | listen to people talk about making plans GRAMMAR | the future (plans) PRONUNCIATION | fast speech: going to speaking | discuss your plans and arrangements writing | messages; learn to use note form 3.2 TOMORROW’S WORLD reading | read an article about the future VOCABULARY | future time markers PRONUNCIATION | stress in time markers GRAMMAR | the future (predictions) speaking | talk about predictions VOCABULARY plus | idioms 3.3 iN OTHER WORDS … VOCABULARY | misunderstandings FUNCTION | dealing with misunderstandings learn to | reformulate PRONUNCIATION | linking in connected speech speaking | explain misunderstandings 3.4 youtube: the future of tv? DVD DVD | watch a documentary about the rise of YouTube American Speak out | create a video channel write back | a proposal

3.5 LOOKBACK Communicative review activities

Answers:  1 get distracted   2 put off   3 waste time   4 prioritize tasks   5 multitask 

INTERVIEWS Can new technology help communication?

This video extends discussion of the unit topic to communication. Ss can view people describing the best communicators they know. Use this video at the start or end of Unit 3 or assign it as homework.

 6 meet a deadline, get things done   7 leave things until the last minute   8 do things ahead of time   9 use your time wisely  10 get started  

D Ss discuss the questions in small groups. Monitor and help where necessary. In feedback, call on a student from each group to share its ideas with the class.




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