Qualities of mind lesson
To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and details, and speaking fluency in the context of gender.
To introduce related vocabulary.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
Engage the Ss by asking them to read the title and describing the pictures on pages 40/41. Ask if Ss think men and women are better in different things.
Put Ss into pairs and tell them to discuss the question. Ex. 1, pg.40. Give Ss a few minutes to do the activity and check answers as a whole class.
Put Ss into pairs. Introduce the text, give them a few minutes to discuss and a few more minutes to read quickly and check their answers. Ex. 2, pg.40. Check answers as a whole class.
Ask Ss to work individually.Tell them to read the text again and underline the sections that give the information. Ask ICQ's to clarify any misunderstanding. (Are men and women's brains the same weight?) (Can men do different things at the same time better than women?) (According to researches, Where do these differences begin? in the womb? in the childhood?) Put Ss in pairs to check their answers. Ex.3, pg.40.
Put Ss into pairs. Explain that guessing meaning from context is an important skill. Ask Ss to guess the meaning of the given words and phrases from the text, without looking. at their dictionaries. Ex.4, pg.40. Monitor and help if necessary.
Put Ss in small groups. Allow time to discuss the questions in Ex.5, pg40. Make sure they explain their opinions and ask each other questions, Monitor and help if necessary.
Put Ss into pairs and ask them to match the adjectives with their definitions. Ex.1, pg.41. Elicit or give example sentences if necessary. ( we talked about /sympathetic/ people in the previous lesson, can you tell me what does this adjective mean? ). Hand out the answers for Ss to check.
In small groups get Ss to discuss the sentences in Ex.2, pg41. Monitor and help with any language they need to change the sentences,