TP 3 - Reading - Modern Manners
Intermediate - B2 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about culture shock in the context of modern manners
To provide clarification, review and practice of words used when comparing various cultures in the context of modern manners
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
Display the postcard. Ask ss to look at the postcard and tell you what they think is said about the English(people). Wait for ss to think. Ask a few ss for responses. Correct answer: Being polite is very important to the English. If you want someone to do something, you must ask them politely.
Students complete the fill-in the gaps ex individually, then peer check. Put the same sentences on the board(use the projector). WC feedback, go over any words which might need clarification. Clarify the meaning, what type of word it is, how it's pronounced. Drill individually and as a class.
Inform students that they will be reading a text about modern manners. They will read the text and answer the question given. (show the text to the students, point to the question they need to complete). Hand out the text. Students peer check on completion.
Inform ss that they will answer some more q's, ask ss to read the new questions(point and show them the new questions), hand out the questions, wait for ss to read them, they read the text and answer the questions. Peer check their work.
Inform students to work in groups of three and discuss whether they think people in their country is more like Miranda or Alexander. Monitor and note down any language which might need reformulating at the end of the lesson.