To practice reading for gist and specific information in the context of who you would like as a neighbour.
To give practice in speaking for fluency.
Procedure (30-42 minutes)
State my name, where I'm from. What is the difference between "neighbor" and "neighborhood"? What/who is a neighbor? Make sure they understand "neighborhood". Give example by telling which neighborhood I live in in Istanbul. Go around the room and have them introduce themselves in the same way. Today, we will talk more about neighbors and read a short text. Think about your home right now, or about your home in your hometown. Do you have neighbors? What are they like? Are they good neighbors? Bad neighbors? Why? Discuss this as a class.
Now I will show them photos of the two celebrities mentioned in their article and see if they know them. If not, they will find out when they read. I will distribute vocab lists and we will go over some important vocabulary for the reading section, such as opinion poll, quiet, stars (famous people), star-spotters, fashionable, vote. I will also distribute handouts to the students and have them read the text on their own fairly quickly. I will give them 5 minutes to read through the first time. Who are these two people, and how are they as neighbors? Then, I will have them work in pairs to complete Reading exercise 1. For Reading exercise 1, we are going to see if they can remember what they read and put the information in the correct order. I will give them about three minutes to complete this exercise with a partner.
Have students read the article once again for more detail. Then they should complete Reading Exercise 2 with a partner, answering specific questions. Warn them that not all answers are direct. Give them about 7 minutes to read, 6 minutes to complete exercise, then check answers as a class.
Which famous person in the world would you like to have as your neighbor? Discuss this and share why.