Upper Intermediate level
To provide practice of comparative phrases, adjectives in the context of demographic and social data sets
To provide gist reading practice using a text about demographics in the context of demographic data
Procedure (73-94 minutes)
Brainstorm ideas: What kind of information do social scientists gather about human populations?
Students match words and phrases to meanings. Compare and check answers.
Students read article and identify adjectives and comparative language used.
Small group discussions.
Students listen to 3-4 minutes audio, take notes of language/information in the audio.
Student use hand-out to think about how comparative ideas are organized, from a linguistic/syntactical perspective.
Using the online sources provided, students select one set of data and write a description/caption for it using the TL and syntax learned.
In groups of 4-5, students present the writing they have just produced and get feedback from their peers.