In My Fridge
To practice reading for gist/prediction and details
To practice numbers
To practice speaking for fluency in the context of a survey about food/drink
Procedure (31-41 minutes)
The teacher asks the questions below; How much meat do you eat a year? How many chickens do you eat a year? How much water do you drink a year? How many bars of chocolate do you eat a year? How many cups of tea do you drink a year?
Teacher elicits the meanings of the following words by showing pictures. sheep, cow, cookie, baked, beans
Teacher puts the classroom into pairs (if possible) or groups, and students try to say the numbers working together. Teacher sets 3 minutes for this activity. When the time is up, he has the students listen to the CD to check their answers. Early finishers may write and read some extra numbers and read them.
Teacher cuts the text into paragraps, that is three paragraphs total. Students sits in pairs or in groups depending on the number of the students in the class. Then, teacher gives each group one paragraphand asks them to fill in the gaps with the numbers with the numbers they have just listened. Students have to work together and try to find the correct number by discussing. When the pairs/groups have finised the fill out exercise, teacher rearranges the classroom by putting one student from each paragraph into one group. They check their answers together first, and finally teacher gives the answer key.
First the teacher arranges the classroom into pairs. Next, by showing the handout, teacher models what students have to do and he gives them the speaking handout. Teacher monitors students during the activity.