Ibrahim Yurttas, TP, 5
Pre-Intermediate, A2 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a popular radio drama, Family Business, in the context of family relationships.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a coversation in the context of family relationships.
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
At the very begining of the lesson, I am planning to show particular pictures from different soap operas from around the world (most of them, however, are going to be from Turkish soap operas) to bring the topic (soap operas) to the attentions.
At this stage, I am planning to elicit some of the key words (e.g. ...) that are essential for the while-reading activities with the help of certain pictures and something like an anecdote.
1) I am planning to give the students an adapted version of the text on which they are going to see only the text without the pictures of the characters. I am going to ask them to scan through the text and match the pictures (pictures are going to be provided as cut-ups) with the paragraphs. 2) I am going to ask the students to work in pairs and read the introduction paragraph of the text. Then they are going to complete certain sentences based on the information from that paragraph.
This time, the students are going to be asked to read the whole text. Then they are going to provide answers for eight particular questions (these questions are from the course book).
As post-reading activities, 1) the students are going to be asked to read the text again and draw the family tree of the Blake family. 2) the students are going to be asked to role-play particular characters in response to "teacher-made-up" contexts.