To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about people suffering from stress in the context of stress and health
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of stress and health
Procedure (36-52 minutes)
T will ask "Do you think stress is part of your life ?". 'If you think stress is part of your life raise your hand ", Is there anybody who thinks that stress is not part of his/her life? How do you know that somebody is stressed?In pairs, discuss the question. You have 2 minutes.How many minutes? And we always speak in En....... One or two students share their feedback.
T will introduce the text. Read the text and choose a title for this text among these three options. You have 1 min. Ss needs to choose the best answer for the title of the text. They have 1 min of reading. The T asks why?
There a few words which are important for Ss to know to be able to answer comprehension questions. (illness, symptoms, heart rate..) Cancer, Allergy, Alzheimer are illnesses Symptoms are signs of the existence of something. Symptoms of Alzheimer are forgetting names, forgetting family members......
SS will get six (or 7 depending on time) comprehension questions. In 4 minutes, in pairs (or groups of 3), they will find the answers. Ss will share their answers on WB, and any mistakes will be corrected as a whole class.
T will hand out a list of words and descriptions(or photos) and ask Ss to match them in pairs(or groups). T will introduce collocation get +... (get a job, get ill, get depressed, get a degree, get a good salary, get into financial difficulties, get divorced, get married). These are the collocations that can affect stress level positively or negatively. Teacher will focus on 3 words and do whole class drilling.
Ss will have a conversation with their peers about the vocabulary they have learned. They will make 2 sentences It was very stressful when I got married It was very stressful when I got divorced It was not very stressful when I got married
Ss will talk about the most and the least stressful things in their own life and explain why. (T will remind Ss to speak English)
In this session, T will correct errors on WB with the help of Ss The length of the session and stage in the plan depends on the errors and time pressure. I may use the session as a backup (joker) activity