To provide clarification and practice of verbs and prepositions in the context of identity theft
To provide gist and scan reading practice using different texts.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
●As a warmer: T starts the lesson by asking Ss couple of question to introduce and if possible elicit the content of today's lesson i.e. identity theft. Questions asked: 1- How many things do you carry with you that have personal information on them? 2- Do you ever use credit cards on the internet? If so, what for? 3- Has your credit card ever been stolen or do you know anyone whose whose credit card has been stolen? If so, what happened? ●Why do think identity theft is considered a serious criminal act? ●Lead in: Students get familiar with the vocabulary presented through a gist reading of a text about identity theft including the lexis of verbs and prepositions. Task: Read the text and discuss how many of the things you predicted are in the advert (why is identity theft considered a serious crime)? Ss discuss their answers in groups. WCFB: each group provides one example.
●Ss are given a matching exercise where they match some of the lexis provided to their definitions. ●Ss are given a fill in the gaps exercise where they have to put the correct prepositions to the verbs previously looked at in the text. ●Ss check their answers in pairs. (if not enough students: Ss scan the text to check their answers). ●Answer keys to be given.
●T elicits, and if not, clarifies: a) the meaning of some of the vocab presented (cope with, insist on. apply to sb/sth for sth, complain to sb about sth). b) the difference in meaning between some as: talk to sb about sth vs complain to sb about sth / cope with sth vs deal with sth. c) the similar meaning of depend on and rely on.
●Ss choose the right prepositions that fit the meaning of the verbs within a given reading text. Instructions: Read the passage and choose the correct preposition that completes the meaning of the sentences. ●Ss check in pairs. ●A WCFB (Error Correction) if needed. ●(if time) Ss are given a second text where they have to fill in the gaps with the correct verb and preposition. ●Ss check in pairs ●A WCFB (Error Correction) if needed.
●In pairs, Ss fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verb in brackets and the correct preposition. ICQs: Are you going to fill in the gaps with the prepositions ONLY? NO, verbs plus prepositions. Are the verbs in the brackets in the right form? No. So, you have to correct the verb too ●An answer key is to be given. ●WCFB if needed. ●In groups, students ask each others the questions highlighted in the last exercise. ●WCFB (Error Correction)