Lesson for 18 August
To give students practice in reading, in particular skim reading for gist, scanning for specific information and deducting meaning through the context of travel and journeys.
To give students practice in phrasal verbs in the context of travel and to provide fluency speaking practice.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
I will use the lead-in ideas from the Teacher's book. I will do a w/c discussion. I will start with personalisation and give my answer to the students. - What's the longest journey you have ever taken?
The first exercise is the Student Book's Speaking Exercise No 1. I will ask the students to discuss the 3 questions in groups of 3. (3-5 mins) The second exercise is the Student Book's Reading Exercise no 1. I will ask the students to think of answers to the 2 questions. Then read the article to see if they were correct. (5 - 7 mins)
I will move to the Student Book's Exercise No 2 and 3 with a HO. I will walk through the students for each exercise one by one. First they will do individually, then check in pairs, and finally I will elicit answers from them. Exercise 2 - 8-10 minutes Exercise 3 - 7-8 minutes
Here I would use the Student Book's Reading Exercise No 4. They would work in pairs to discuss the questions. Then I would ask them to report back. If there is more time than I planned, I would use my back up plan of debate. 'Would you consider giving up your job or studies to do something like Alvaro did? Why or why not?' I would divide the class into two groups (4 - 5 students). Then I would ask them to work in their groups to come up with 5 reasons and write them on the flip chart paper. (5-7 mins) Then I would ask each of them to explain one reason to the other group. (8-10 mins)