Upper Intermediate . level
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Media mania
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Media Mania in the context of Giving up TV
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
Tell my story about giving up TV. Hang Simpsons photo as one of my favorite shows. In pairs : discuss : How much is television important to you, how many hours do you watch a day ? Get 2 sample feedback.
Give out page 130 and 131. Read question ex. 2 , ask any words you have an issue understanding ? Write on board : Dominating ? Virtually ? Devoted ? Disillusioned ? Try to elicit meaning by CCQs,if needed . Read text quickly, In pairs find out about the attitude of the author, check questions Get feedback. Check understanding by asking "why?"
Imagine there was a blackout, no electricity, no light and no TV. How would life be like without it, better, worse ? Would it affect relationships ? Would it bring people closer or apart ? Close your eyes for a minute and imagine it's true. Then discuss with a partner. and tell them why you think so.
Group students : discuss After imagining we have to live without TV. Would you choose to give up TV willingly ? "And if you ever decide to give it up , what would you do instead ?" WCFB