Upper intermediate level
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about The Sacred balance in the context of Balance in nature.
To provide fluency and accuracy
To provide clarification and practice
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
T shows some pictures on the board and elicit the topic The Sacred balance from the Ss.Ss then, by working in groups discuss the topic.Then T gives a WC feedback by involving the Ss.
T writes a question on the board " What do you think we are doing to the nature?" .Then gives HO to the Ss and ask them to read the text and explain what we are doing to the nature.Ss work in groups and discuss it.T elicits one or two responses. T pre-teaches the vocabulary by eliciting from the Ss and asking CCQS.
T asks the Ss to read for a gist and do ex # 1 from the already given HO. Ss work in pairs.They discuss and answer the question.They check in pairs and then whole class elicit.
T then provides the HO for the second exercise, where the Ss have to scan the text to find the reasons that the author gives to support his argument. Ss work in pairs. Check in pairs and then whole class elicit. Ss then do ex #3 which is a detailed reading exercise.Ss work in groups. Whole class feed back by the T at the end of activity.
T writes 2 questions on the board.Ss work in pairs.They ask questions to each other.T then open this up to a whole class discussion by calling on different students to tell their answers. WCFB.