Upper Intermediate level
To provide Ss practice in speaking in the context of news and the news stories.
To provide semi-controlled fluency writing exercise to develop putting their ideas down on paper and not to focus too much on accuracy.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Beginning of the lesson, before Ss come in to the class T hangs some news headlines and pictures on the walls. T tells Ss that the room is a news gallery and they are welcome about reading the news while Ss read news headlines T encourages Ss to say at least 2 things about the related news.T joins Ss while eliciting their knowledge about the news.
Give out the HO and ask Ss to read the questions in the questionnaire in exercise 1 to themselves first and think about the possible answers. Then tell Ss to write 2 more questions on their own to ask their classmates. Distribute the collocation cards and let them find their partners. Have Ss work with their partner to ask 4 questions, including their own exercise 2. Circulate and monitor the whole class. While getting FB find the most interesting news question and answer.
Write the words listed below on WB; (n) an airport is a place where airplanes land and take off (v) hit: to come into contact forcefully. (e.g. The car hit a tree) (n) land: ground, piece of earth (v) to land: to arrıve (n)(person)pilot: someone who flies an airplane (n) plane: air plane is a public transportation which flies people to their long destinations. (n) river: natural steam water which flows (v) to survive: to remain alive and in existence (n) flock of birds(the collective noun for group of birds). Make sure Ss understand flock is used for only birds and not for mammals. Herd is the appropriate word for mammals. /ˈflɑk əv ˈbərdz/ present the idiom; Birds of a feather flock together. People who have common interests, and similar personalities do things and spend time together. CCQs: Can I say flock of sheep? No How many birds are there in a flock? many, uncountable
Ask Ss to write a paragraph with using all the word given in the list, The words don't have to be in any order and also repetition of a word is acceptable. Put Ss in a goup of 4 and let them read and check their writings.
Have them hang their paragraphs on the walls and let them choose the most interesting or funny paragraph of them all. Do the error check for all the errors that were gathered during the monitoring.