A listening exercise for students to listen to the news and explore themSugerencia de uso
1. Use a beam projector to show the news.
2. Ask students if they have pets. What? Why?
3. Ask students what kind of trick dogs can learn and how.
4. Tell students they are going to listen to a news report about a dog.
5. Pre-teach the vocabulary suggested by the author of the activity (that is shown on the same page right before the audio). It is suggested that you read the script first (included with this exercise) and check the vocabulary. There may be some other words you consider should be pre-teach as well.
1. culprit: someone who committed a particular crime
2. therapy dog: a dog trained to comfort and support people
3. recover: to take back something that was lost or stolen
4. precaution: an action taken to prevent something bad from happening
7. Have a set of speakers ready for the student to listen from their seats clearly. Play the news report but do not scroll down since the text is shown right there and encourage them to listen carefully.
8. Get reactions from students. Play it once again and make pauses, you can paraphrase, as a training stage, and help them understand what happened. Decide on which the best strategy for your class is with listening.
9. Show the text and invite five volunteers to fill in the blanks with the right information. There are 5 sentences to be completed. You may play the audio and have students get the vocabulary and complete it.
10. Go over vocabulary in this context again and discuss with students the news.
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