To provide gist reading practice using a text about houseswaps in the context of houseswaps
To provide fluency in the context of houseswaps
Procedure (40-53 minutes)
T shows Ss a picture of his/her own house. T asks some questions about the picture to let Ss use some target vocabulary items in their answers.
T asks Ss to find the opposite adjectives in the first exercise. T gives Ss HOs for the first exercise. Ss match the antonyms. They peer-check their answers. Then T shows the answers by projecting it on the wall.
T gives instructions for the second exercise. Ss listen to a record of someone talking about where she lives. Ss underlines the words they hear. They peer-check their answers. T posts the answer keys on the walls. Then T changes the partners. Ss tell each other where they live. T uses an ICQ to check the comprehension of the instruction.
T elicits the meaning of the word 'swap' by using a demonstration with a S. First T gives his/her pen to a S and T takes S's pen instead. T calls it a 'swap'. Then T asks Ss to swap their pens with their partners.T asks Ss to read the houseswap.com text. Then T shows Ss a presentation includes two characters who want to swap their houses for holiday to let Ss comprehend houseswapping properly. T shows a presentation includes the photos of the houses Ss will use to match. T asks Ss to describe the houses they see in the photos. T gives Ss HOs. Then T asks Ss to read the texts and match them to the photos. They peer-check their answers. Then T tells them to check under their seats to find the answer keys. T asks Ss to read the text again for the next exercise. Ss check the written statements about the owner of the houses. Ss peer-check first and then there is whole-class feedback.
T changes the partners. T asks Ss to ask each other which house they would choose to swap. T does a demonstration with a S. Ss use what they've learnt throughout the lesson to express their ideas about their favourite houseswap.