PRE INTERMEDIATE level
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about a famous UFO incident in the context of Aliens
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of Aliens
Procedure (35-50 minutes)
The context of todays lesson is Aliens. In order to set the Context T shows a couple of pictures of aliens and ufos and a spaceship. And asks Ss what they see on the pictures. Afterwards T asks Ss if they believe in the existence of the aliens in order to indulge them into the topic by having a short conversation.
T gives the text to students and gives them 40 seconds to answer 3 questions that she had asked. Which are `What kind of a text is this? , How many dates can you see in the text? Where does it take place ? (Newspaper article, 5, New Mexico) T asks students to compare their answers with their friends and also tell why they picked those answers. (max 2 min) And then T asks WC about their answers to the questions.
T gives a HO to students which has the definition of the possible unknown vocabularies from the text and the number of the lines that has them . Ss has to find the actual words in the text from the definitions. When they finish the activity they can check the answers with the pair next to them. And teacher gives them an answer key in the end
T gives another HO that has some comprehension questions related to the task and asks them to do it individually . When they finish the activity T asks them to discuss the answers in their groups. At the end T gets WCFB from some of the groups.
T puts students into same or different groups and gives 3 questions to each group (One out of two groups gets different questions) and ask them to discuss and come up with the best answer. T gives 4 minutes. Afterwards T asks them to choose 2 volunteers from each group. Those 2 students move to the next group with the questions that they have discussed. ((They will move clockwise) And they will discuss both the old questions they had and the new ones and come up with the best answer.By doing this they will have a chance to discuss other questions too and also know about other groups ideas. After they finish, T gets some WCFB and do some error corrections (if necessary)
As the final part of the lesson, T gives another speaking activity. In pairs students will create a story. Fırst the T asks them to take notes right next to the questions and then orally practice it. After the pairs finish their stories they can share it with the pair next to them. In order to have a clear explanation T can make a demo first. At the end T picks some students to share their story as a feedback