Speaking (TP 3a)
To provide the students with gist reading practice and more detailed reading.
To get Ss to speak about hypothetical situations through controlled practice and freer speaking.
Reading for gist and more details
Procedure (41-55 minutes)
-- Ask the Ss what the news articles in the previous lesson were generally about. (Answer: protests) -- Get FB from different students.
-- Elicit and practice the words "journey," "resident," "wildlife," "endanger," and "promise."
-- Put up the printed headlines on the WB and ask the Ss to think what the news article for each headline might be about. -- Encourage them to tell what they think to their partners in groups of 3. -- After 3 minutes, get FB.
-- Put the Ss in three big groups: A, B, and C. -- Give out the HOs of the new articles and ask the students to read in 1 minute to decide which headline matches their headline. -- Ask the Ss to compare their answers in groups. -- Get FB to check if they have answered correctly. Use the WB and write the letters of the groups under each headline.
-- Tell the Ss that you are going to tell them the meaning of some vocabulary. -- Elicit and practice the following words: "outstanding," "species," "solicitor," "announce," "decent," and "the press."
-- As them to read the text again. (If enough time is available, ask them questions to make sure they have understood the news story quite well.) -- When they are finished with the text, regroup the students in groups of 3 in a way that each student has a different story from his/her partner (one member from A, B, and C in each group). -- Ask them to share their news stories with each other. -- Finally, get FB by asking the Ss to tell their group members' stories.
-- Ask the Ss, "What would you do if you had $1,000,000?" -- Encourage the Ss to think and tell their partners. Then ask the Ss to tell you about what their partners would do. -- Elicit some answers and write two of them on the WB. Briefly explain the grammar to remind the Ss of the previous lesson about the hypothetical future. -- Give out the copy of p. 79 and ask the Ss to discuss the questions in Exercise 3 in groups of 3. Tell them that they need to use the hypothetical future.
-- Join the groups of three together so that they are 6. -- Ask students to share their ideas and decide whose ideas were the best. -- Get FB from the groups to conclude the lesson.