Gender gaps on the brain
To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and details.
Procedure (28-41 minutes)
Engage the students by asking them to read the title and describing the pictures on pages 40-41. Ask if ss think men and women are better at different things.
put ss into pairs and tell them to discuss the questions. Ex. 1, p.40. give ss a few minutes to do the activity and check answers as a whole class.
put ss into pairs. introduce the text, give them a few minutes to discuss and a few more minutes to read quickly and check their answers. Ex. 2, p.40. check answers as a whole class.
ask ss to work individually. Tell them to read the text again and underline the sections that give the information. Ask ICQs to clarify any misunderstanding. Put ss into pairs to check their answers. Ex. 3, p.40.
Put ss into pairs. Explain that guessing meaning from context is an important skill. Ask ss to guess the meaning of the given words and phrases from the text, without looking at their dictionaries. Ex.4, p.40.
put ss in small groups. Allow time to discuss the questions in Ex.5, p.40. make sure they explain their opinions and ask eachother questions. Monitor and help if necessary.