Teaching Practice 6
Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading in the context of smoking
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of smoking
Procedure (44-51 minutes)
Play the short video of ' kid smoking experience ' once. After getting a short feedback about the video, students work in groups to talk about three good reasons for giving up smoking and three reasons why people smoke. Students give their answers to the teacher as an open class activity.
In exercise1, students skim the text without headline and choose the best headline. Students get feedback by removing the piece of paper covering the headline.
After reading the tasks in Exercise2, students read the text for one more time, this time more time is given. Students check their answers in pairs before we go over them with the whole class. Students give the answers to the teacher.
In exercise3, students read the sentences and match the underlined phrases to their synonyms in the text. They make the necessary changes in terms of grammar. Students check their answers by comparing them in pairs. Give the feedback on board ( power-point ).
Students change pairs / groups and share ideas about different methods people use to give up smoking and also for the students who smoke, if they have ever tried to give up smoking, which methods have worked, which haven't.
While students are doing the follow-up activity, collect data on students' language use and then give language feedback on board in terms of good language and reformulation. Elicit options for reformulation.