Reading about stereotypes
Intermediate, B2 level
To provide reading for gist and detailed reading practice in the context of the stereotypes about men and women
To provide fluency speaking practice by conversation in the context of the reading texts which are about men and women stereotypes
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
The T. greets the students. The sentences are written on the board. Where are my socks? I can't find them anywhere. We need to talk. You just relax. I 'll organize the summer holiday this year. That wasn't a goal! He was definitely offside. The T. gives the instructions. '' Look at the sentences. Who would probably say each sentence - a man to a woman or a woman to a man? Why?'' The T. elicits the answers from the students.
The T. tries to elicit block words from the students. research ''It is a noun used for a detailed study of a subject, it helps to discover information; it can be scientifical or medical; the synonym of this word is examination and testing; starting with r....'' stereotype ''Blondes are stupid; Is it true? (No); what is it?; it's a fixed idea about a particular type of person or thing, which is often not true in reality; starting with s....'' sceptical '' It is an adjective to describe people who have doubts or not easily convinced about something; the opposite of certain; starting with s....'' gossip '' It may be a noun and a verb; to talk about other people's private lives (v); conversation about other people's private lives that might be unkind or not true (n); starting with g....'' trivial '' It is an adjectiveİ; opposite of important; having little value or importance; starting with t....'' reduce ''It is a verb; the synonym is increase; make something smaller in amout or size; starting with r......'' The T. writes the words on the board.
The T. splits the class into two groups - Men and Women. The T. gives out hand-outs with the texts. The T. gives the instructions. ''Read the text quickly and choose an appropriate title for the text. You have two minutes.'' ICQs: Are you reading each paragraph in detail? (No) How many titles do you choose? (One) How many minutes do you have? (Two) The T. monitors. The students check their answers in pairs. The T. asks the students to unfold the worksheet as there is an Answer Key. The students check their answers in their own groups.
The T. gives out hand-outs. The T. gives the instructions. ''Look at the questions for one minute. Read the text and answer the questions.'' The T. monitors the students to see if they are on the right track. Students check their answers within the group.
The T. gets students from different groups into pairs. The T. gives the instructions. ''Tell your partner about your text, using the answers from the previous exercise. Don't use the text.'' The T. monitors and takes notes for delayed feedback.
The T. gets students into pairs. The T. gives cards with stereotypes about men and women. The T. gives the instructions. ''Discuss the stereotypes with oyur partner. Do you agree or disagree? Why?'' The T. monitors. The T. elicits some answers from students.