To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about teenagers in the context of family
To provide fluency in the context of family
Procedure (38-52 minutes)
T shows the cartoon and asks students "Who are the people in the cartoon?" and "How old is the girl?" She elicits the word "teenager". Then she asks "Do you agree with the mother?" and gets students' opinions.
T wants the students to discuss the difficulties in childhood, adolescence and adulthood in pairs. After Ss discuss, T does whole class feedback and writes their ideas on the board. Then, T asks “Which one is the most difficult to live with? Why?” First, Ss discuss in their pairs and then T does whole class feedback.
Ss read the headline of the article and try to guess who the enemy is. Then, they read the first paragraph to find out. T does whole class feedback.
Ss read rest of the text to find the adjectives used for Milly and Debbie and make a list of adjectives for both of them. Then they work in pairs to decide which one is easier to live with. T does whole class feedback.
Ss read the text again to find out if the sentences are true or false. If they are false, they correct them. They check their answers in pairs and feedback to the class.
Ss tell their families to their partners and find the similarities and differences in their families. They feedback to the class.