To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about single-sex schools v.s. mixed schools in the context of education
To provide clarification and practice of studying at school in the context of education
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation and discussion in the context of education
Procedure (37-46 minutes)
T draws attention to the picture on the material and asks questions about it. T asks SS to read the quote and share their opinion. T elicits SS' ideas on education in general.
T asks SS to read and underline the parts they do not understand on Part 1. Then T clarifies the words SS might want to learn. T asks SS to discuss the questions on Part 1 in pairs. Then T elicits the answers and gives feedback. T asks SS to have a look at the collocations on Part 1. T asks SS to work in pairs and circle the odd one out. T gives feedback and elicits the parts of the odd ones first and provides collocations for them, as well. T asks SS to make a question using a collocation they have learnt. T asks SS to ask and answer the questions in pairs.
T asks SS to have a look at the text briefly and draws attention to the topic of the text. T asks SS to read the comments in the text and to tell which of them are for, which are against and which are neutral on part 4a. T asks SS to pair check their answers first and gives feedback. T asks SS to read the text again and find the words that match the definitions on part 4b. T asks SS to pair check their answers first and gives feedback.
T asks SS to match the people with their ideas on part 4c. T asks SS to check their answers in pairs first and gives feedback. T asks SS to choose the ideas they agree with and the ideas they don't. T asks SS to explain why? T gives SS one or two mins to concentrate and asks SS to share their ideas in pairs.
T asks each student to choose one of the statements they want to talk about first. Then T asks them to concentrate on the statement for a minute and finally turn to each other in pairs and discuss their opinions about the statements they chose. T monitors and gives feedback if necessary.