Reading and Vocabulary "Fashion Statements"
Upper Intermediate level
To practice reading for gist and detail in the context of "fashion statements."
Vocabulary: compound adjectives in the context of "fashion statements."
Procedure (28-36 minutes)
T will show a PPT slide of two Native American tribes and two African tribes. She will try to elicit the word "tribe," from the Ss. T will connect "tribe" to "youth tribes," in a cultural sense. T will link this to London's youth tribes, showing another PPT slide of punks, hippies, goths, and teds.
T will pass out slips of paper with 5 vocabulary words on them. Ss will mark whether they know, don't know, or think they know these words. Then, the students will have a couple minutes to mingle with each other and find another student who knows the definition to the words they don't know. This will help T understand the Ss' background knowledge.
T will show four article headlines before handing out the article. Ss will read the four article headlines, and then receive the article. They will be given two minutes to read through the entire article, and choose the best headline. Then the class will vote for which one is the best headline.
T will introduce exercise 3 to the Ss, and they will read the article once more, gathering specific information to do exercise 3. After the Ss finish the exercise, they will check their answers in pairs.
From exercise 5, T will have Ss discuss in pairs, two questions. Ss will discuss youth cultures in Turkey and youth cultures in Turkey 10 years ago (differences). After the exercise is over, T will ask one or two students to share.
Ss will work on exercise 1 in pairs. After the exercise, T will check to see if the Ss understand these compound adjectives correctly. Then, Ss will move onto exercise 2 in pairs.
Ss in PW will complete exercise 3.
T will have Ss in pairs, and they will discuss the statements in exercise 3. Students will choose one statement that they agree with, and one statement that they disagree with. At the end of the exercise, T will choose a couple students to share with the class.