English Unlimited Int U5.2
Intermediate B1 level
To provide clarification and practice of future in the past (I was going to, we were supposed to and past continuous) in the context of plans that changed and things that went wrong
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about true stories of how people met their partners in the context of fate and things going wrong
To provide fluency speaking practice in a story-telling, discussion and personal anecdotes in the context of fate and things going wrong
To provide clarification and practice of phrases using "no" (no chance, no way, etc.) in the context of fate
To provide gist, specific information and detailed listening practice using a text about someone's 40th birthday in the context of things that went wrong
Procedure (42-50 minutes)
Play Hangman to elicit "fate". Use visual to help elicit the meaning. Ask Ss if they believe in it. Ss in pairs/small groups discuss this and the question "Do you think things happen for a reason?" Monitor Take general FB - did they agree? etc.
Tell Ss they are going to read two people's stories about fate. Show visual to set context for writing competition. Check Ss know what it means. Ask Ss what the writers had write about for the competition. Ss read text from slide. Peer check. Take w/c FB.
Tell Ss they are going to read the two of the winning stories. Divide the class into two groups. Show HOs and tell them group A, will read Hans' story, and group B will read Maggie's story. ICQ. Show the questions and tell Ss to read these first before reading and answering the questions. ICQ. Give out HO. Ss read questions and then the text. Ss work alone to answer the questions, then compare with a peer. Monitor and help where needed. Both groups check against an answer key.
Ask Ss to read through the stories again quickly and think about how to retell it. Ss read, Ask Ss to fold the HO so only the questions are visible. Ss in pairs practise retelling the story - 1 looks at the text to check the details and the other looks at the questions to practise. Ss change roles. Monitor and help if needed
Tell Ss they will tell someone from the other group their story. Regroup into new pairs - A & B. Remind them not to look at the stories. Ss tell each other their stories. Monitor Ask Ss to discuss with their partners which story they prefer and why. w/c FB If time, focus Ss on the "no chance" vocabulary. Ss work in pairs to match with the meanings. Take FB and focus on MFP. Ss work together to discuss the prompts and use the TL. Monitor and take general FB.