Vocabulary Lesson - Life Changes
To provide clarification and practice of six phrasal verbs (live+ preposition) in the context of Magazine article about a woman who changes her lifestyle when she moves from the city to the country
To provide gist reading practice using a text about changing your life and moving house in the context of Magazine article about a woman who changes her lifestyle when she moves from the city to the country
To provide fluency speaking practice in a pair discussion in the context of changing your life
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
T tell SS about an important life changing event in her life. T - WC: (on Powerpoint) Did you know that I lived in Holland for 1 year? Having this experience was a very important event and it changed my life. I was away from my family, friends, I lived on very little money... but l learned many new things! Do you think this was a life-changing event? SS - Yes... T - WC: Now, please discuss: "What are the times when people’s lives change in important ways?" Discuss in pairs! T asks about the interesting finding in pairs and gives a delayed feedback if she recognizes any errors on the board, by writing the sentences on the board. T - WC: Welldone! Now, discuss in your group: "What do you think is the biggest change in a human’s life: Your first girl/boyfriend? Losing your job? Getting married? Getting divorced? Having a baby? Something else?" Modelling: (picture on powerpoint) For me, one of the biggest changes in my life is graduating from the university. T asks about the interesting finding in pairs and gives a delayed feedback if she recognizes any errors on the board, by writing the sentences on the board. (Optional): What about you? Let's talk about the biggest change in your life!
T - WC (Powerpoint) 1. live up to - Do you know Vedat Milör? What is his profession? SS - He is a food critic. / He is a gourmet. / He is a food specialist. - Does Vedat Milör like every dish? Or does he criticise the dishes? SS - No. / Yes. - What do the restaurant chefs try to do? (T nominates two students to share their answers.) Example 1: Restaurant chefs try their best to live up to Vedat Milör's expectations. CCQs: 1. Does Vedat Milör have high expectations / Does he expect them to be excellent chefs? 2. Do the restaurant chefs try to meet/satisfy his expectations? Example 2: I really think Kaş is a beautiful place. I went there last year and I loved it. CCQ: Did it live up to my expectations? Definition: If you live up to someone’s expectations you are as good as they expect you to be. Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /ʌp/ /tuː/ Stress: Lexical verb: "live" Form: phrasal verb - inseparable 2. live through T - WC (Powerpoint) - Did you know that food is a lot cheaper in Greece than in Turkey these days? Why do you think so? SS - ... economic crisis - So, are they are experiencing difficult times? Example Sentence: Many people in Greece are living through an economic crisis nowadays. CCQs: 1. Are they experiencing a difficulty? 2. Are they trying to survive with little money? 3. Is it a temporary situation? Definition: If you live through a period of time, you manage to survive a difficult time (maybe a dangerous time, or a time with other problems such as poor health or lack of money, etc). Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /θruː/ Stress: Lexical verb: "live" Form: inseparable phrasal verb 3. live out of a suitcase T - WC (Powerpoint) - When I was in Kaş, I met a tour guide there. A person who is a tour guide often lives out of a suitcase, you know... They travel to many different places, having almost no time to unpack and settle. Can you think of any other jobs that require a lot of travelling and staying in different places? SS: (Flight attendant, truck driver, marketing, artist, etc...) Example Sentence: Many actors live out of a suitcase when they tour around the world. CCQs: 1. Do the actors settle anywhere? - No. 2. Do they always travel and all their life is in their suitcase? - Yes. Definition: When you live out of a suitcase, you travel a lot from place to place, and hardly ever get the chance to completely unpack and settle down in a location. Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /aʊt/ /ɒv/ a /ˈsuːtkeɪs/ Stress: Lexical verb: live ; suitcase (su:t) Form: Inseparable phrasal verb 4. live off T -WC (Powerpoint) - I work as a teacher so I earn money. I pay for everything by myself. Do I live off my mother? CCQ: 1. Do I get money from my mum? 2. Do I depend on her to survive? Definition: People who live off social security depend on government financial help. You can also live off other people – this means you depend on them for money, food, etc, eg Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /ɒf/ Stress: lexical verb: live 5. live on T - WC: How much does an average student live on in Istanbul? SS: ... Definition: The money you have to live on is the money available for use on essential things like food, rent, bills, heating, etc. This phrasal verb is usually used when the money is a small or limited amount. Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /ɒn/ Stress: Lexical verb: live 6. live for T - WC (Powerpoint): Quotation: There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. Definition: When you live for something it is the most important thing in your life – almost an obsession. Pronunciation: /lɪv/ /fɔː/
T - WC Work in pairs. Complete the sentences with words from the box. SS fill in the gaps with the correct phrasal verb in pairs. Feedback: Listening to the sentences. (If Time) T: Do you agree with the sentences? Discuss in groups!
1. "live up to" T - WC: -Is there someone, whose expectations you don’t live up to? -Is there someone who doesn’t live up to your expectations? Discuss with your partner. (T nominates two students to share their answers.) 2. "live through" T - WC: Have you ever lived through a hard time? Discuss with your partner. (T nominates two students to share their answers.) 3. "live out of a suitcase" T - WC: Have you ever lived out of a suitcase for a while? Discuss with your partner. (T nominates two students to share their answers.) 4. "live off" T - WC: At what age in your opinion should children stop living off their parents? Discuss with your partner. (T nominates two students to share their answers.) 5. - "live for" T - WC: Do you know anyone who only lives for work? What do you live for? Discuss with your partner. (T nominates two students to share their answers.) 6. "live on" - IF TIME
T tells ss that they are going to read a passage about a successful PR consultant, (who lived in a beautiful flat in central London and was suddenly made redundant. She explains how difficult life was to begin with, then she was invited to stay at a friend’s farm in Wales, where her life changed dramatically. She now leads a completely different life, living and working on the farm.) Pre-teach vocabulary: 1. redundant Definition: Redundancy is when you lose your job because the company doesn’t need anyone to do your work any more or because it needs to employ fewer people or to save money. 2. unthinkable The unthinkable happened means ‘something happened which was so awful that it was impossible to predict it’ 3. superficial If something is superficial, it may be real and attractive when you look at it, but has no real honesty or depth, ie it isn’t connected with any genuinely serious or important things. T - W Work alone and answer the questions about Zoe Chambers' life. You have 2 minutes. After getting the answers, T gives SS the answer key.
T - WC SS highlight the six phrasal verbs in the reading text. Instruction: SS match the definitions with the phrasal verbs in the text. T hands out the matching cards. Feedback: On the W B
T tell ss to Work in pairs to discuss these questions: 1. Zoe says that she has no regrets. Do you think that she will have any regrets later? 2. Are you happy with your lifestyle? Why or why not? 3. Would you like to make a radical change to your lifestyle? What kind of change? T monitors and if there are errors, corrects them on board.