Teaching practice 4, Hot & cold
To give students practice in reading both for gist and specific information.
To give students speaking practice about the topic.To provide practical practice of the topic, as they are going to learn the grammar point on the next class through the same topic.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Show them the speaking sheet. Ask them to read the questions individually and think about their answers. Then pass the sheets. Give them time to read the questions. Then ask them to walk around the classroom and ask some classmates some of the questions and take notes of their answers. When they are finished ask them to return to their seats. Read your own survey which you made before the class for them as an example and ask them to do the same to talk about the answers they have got from other classmates. Then try to get a conclusion from different answers.
Write the word Alaska on the board. Get their attention to the word Alaska by asking some questions e.g. Do you have any information about Alaska? What/where is Alaska? Ask them to work in pairs and talk about any information they have about Alaska. Give them time then ask some individuals to share their information. Then show them the sheet which contains the short sentences about Alaska. Ask them to read these sentences individually.Pass the papers. Give some time then ask some questions from the sentences to check their understanding e.g. What is the capital of Alaska? how are the people? What is the coldest temperature ever recorded? Which one did you already know? Then ask them to look at the sentences and tell which sentences are facts and which ones are opinions.
Show them the reading sheet. Tell them that reading is about Alaska and four people are giving some information about it. Pass them the papers and ask them to read the reading silently and individually. After they finished reading, show them the reading exercise sheet part 1, Ask them to work in pairs and circle the topics which the Alaskans mentioned in the reading then check. While they are working put some pictures randomly on the board and write the words of the pictures on one side of the board. Ask some students to come to the board and put the picture near its word. When they did give a short explanation about each word and drill them.
Show part 2 on the reading exercise sheet, ask them to read the reading again and decide which number goes with which letter (A-F) in the reading. I am going to do the first one as an example if the task was hard for them to understand. Give them time to do the task then check their answers.
Ask them these questions: Do you like to visit Alaska? What do you like about Alaska? Can you imagine living in Alaska? Ask them to work in pairs and discuss their ideas with their partners. Then ask some individuals to share their ideas with the class.