To provide gist and scan reading practice using short newspaper articles in the context of demonstrations
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of demonstrations
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
Elicit the topic of "demonstrations " using an enlarged picture. Ask the Ss to get in pairs and talk about some of the demonstrations that they have seen. Elicit some of the issues that people might demonstrate about.
Tell the students that they are going to read 5 short newspaper articles on the context of "demonstrations". Put the students in groups of 3 or 4. Tell the Ss that they will have 8 words and 8 definitions and they should match them. Give the HO and a time limit (3 minutes) If there are early finishers they can check with the other groups. Tell the students to check the answer key. Check pronunciation.
Divide the students into two groups: articles and headlines Instruct the students that they need to either look for their article or for their headline. When they find it they should stand next to each other. Time limit 5 minutes Check if they have got the right headlines for the right articles. Take w/b notes.
Divide the group into groups of 5 where every Ss has an article. Explain to Ss that they will have 5 question words and they should think about a question to ask the other group using the chosen question word. Demonstrate the activity.
Post the last sentences from every article. In the same groups Ss will be asked to move from their chairs one by one and go look for the missing last sentence in their articles. Demonstrate the activity Ask the Ss to check their answers with the other groups. Take w/b FB.
In groups students discuss which of the protest in the newspaper articles they can participate on and why. Each group will have a spokesman/spokeswoman to present their opinions.
Ask students some questions: 1. what do we call a protest where people stop working? 2. what do we call a man who speaks for other people? 3. what do we call a place where legal decisions are taken?