Living without money
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about life without money in the context of money, possessions, life style
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a debate in the context of jobs
Procedure (39-47 minutes)
T will tell a story about one of her friends who has chosen a life without money. Then she wil put 3 funny pictures about the preferences of living with money and get them to talk about their ideas.
First I will elicit the vocabulary. I will try to eep it short. I will show the title to Ss and ask them what that text could be about. Then I ll put a bigger picture of Heidemarie Schwermer, pair or group the Ss and ask them "how do you think she survives? What can she do to be able to live with no money? Why do you thin that she does it?"
I will group Ss in two and as them to match the paragraph numbers with the correct subtitles. The subtitles will be given to them in a mixed way. I will divide the W/B in two and ask the Ss to put the subtitles in an order on their side. Then they will compare their ideas. If the time is enough I will ask the students why they think that way.
I will group the Ss, give 8 detailed questions to them to answer in groups. Then I will swap one student from each group to see the other groups answers. In the end I will ask them to write the answers on W/B and check the answers.
I will group the students and I will ask them to discuss about the following questions: "Do you agree with Heidemarie that ,,, - all jobs are equally important? Why? - most people don't like their jobs? Why? - people judge you according to how much you earn? Why?"