life fifty years from now - reading
To provide deduction reading practice using a text about scientific advancements in the context of future predictions
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of predictions of future advancements
Procedure (35-43 minutes)
the world is very different from how it was 50 years ago. what has changed? did you think that people 50 years ago thought these changes would happen? which do you think they would not have predicted?
hand out the title, introduction and headings. discuss in pairs their predictions for the article. which sentences will go under which headings. pyramid checking.
hand out the full article with true and false statements. allow time for them to work through them, pyramid checking.
read through it again and underline which is most surprising to you. discuss with your partner which you think will happen and which might happen and which wont happen. make your own prediction regarding a topic. discuss in pairs and then discuss as a class if everyone agrees