To practice reading for gist and detail.
Introduce students to vocabulary in the context of animals and pet owners.
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
Students will be put in groups of 3 to discuss the following questions: 1) Do you own or would you like to have a pet at home? If yes what animal, If no why? 2) what benefits and what disadvantages does pet ownership come with? 3) Who is a good pet owner?
A photo consisting 3 pets and pet owners will be given out and students are asked to discuss and find what is strange about the photos.
I give them 3 stories and they read quickly to find the photo related to their story and check the strange points they discussed.
1) There are some highlighted words on their handouts and I ask them to guess the meaning in pairs, then I give them the related definitions to match with the highlighted words. 2) I ask them to tell their story to their group. 3) I give them some questions to discuss the answers without looking at their friend's story. 4) I ask them to read their friend's story and check their answers. 5) I give them feedback along with error corection
I ask them to discuss the following question in pars. " Do you think these three pet owners were mad or just eccentric? Which of the three do you think behaved most strangely?" Then I give them some feedback and correct some possible mispronunciations.