Big events lesson
To provide gist reading practice using a text about festivals in the context of food
To provide clarification and pronunciation of some adjectives and phrase verbs.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
Show Ss pictures of some Turkish festivals. Ask them if they know these festivals and where they are held. Ask CCQs . Are these usual festivals? Where and when does each festival take place? which festivals involve food? have you been to one of these festivals?
Show Ss the text and tell the instructions. Ask them to read the titles of each paragraph and look at the pictures. Put them in pairs to discuss and answer the questions in (ex 1a). Tell them not to read the text. ask ICQs if necessary. collect the answers as a whole class . Ask if anyone has heard of these festivals.
For (ex 1b). put Ss in pairs. Ask Ss to read the question first, then give them (1) minute to scan the text and search for answers. Tell Ss that scanning is used to search for specific information in the text. ( names, dates, ..). Check answers as a whole class
For ( ex 2a/b), Put Ss in groups. Ask them to read the sentences. Ask them to predict the meaning of the words in bold, then decide which festival these customs are associated with. Give them (5) mins to read the text again and check their answers. Elicit the answers as a whole class.
For (ex 3), Put Ss in pairs. Tell Ss that guessing meaning from context will help them increase reading speed and that is not always necessary to be 100 present correct. Ask them to go to the lines mentioned beside each word to get its meaning and choose the correct definition. Say the words and ask Ss to repeat after you. Ask Ss to turn their HO over and look at you. To check answers, Show the definition of the words to the student and mime the words. Ss try to guess the word and repeat it (choral drill).
Put Ss into groups. Give Ss five minutes to discuss the questions in (ex 4) . Walk round the class helping with Vocabulary if necessary. For feedback, ask a few students to tell the class which food/dish they would like to try.