Reading lesson about Endless energy
Skill:Reading about energy,Ss will have improved their reading for gist and specific information by skimming and scanning.By the end of the lesson they will have learned advantages and disadvantages of renewable resources of power.
Skill:Speaking about energy issues.By the end of the lesson,Ss will be able to discuss problems that their country faces and how to tackle them.
Procedure (42-45 minutes)
T shows three pictures of Biomass,nappies and Crowd Farm that the text is all about.Then T asks Ss how these pictures could be connected to creating energy. So students work in pairs looking at pictures and try to guess the connection.Ss feed back to the class.T should not say whether their predictions were right or wrong until they start reading and find out themselves.
T shows folded HO,(pg.33 of coursebook) that he is going to distribute pointing at the text and asking the students to read it very quickly (skimming) in three minutes and not to look at the folded part yet so they figure out whether their predictions were right or not. T checks by ICQs .After reading,T asks Ss to look at the folded part where they find 2 questions., the first about the title to the text they choose from three options.The second is a straightforward about the countries mentioned in the text.Then Ss give feedback.
T shows the next HO, and asks Ss to read again the text and to decide whether the sentences in the activity are (T) , (F) or the text doesn`t say (D) .Ss correct if the sentence is false.T sets 5-7 minutes for reading and answering the questions individually then check pairs then whole class feedback.
T divides the class into four groups,and asks each group to discuss a problem that their country faces and how to tackle it.after five minutes , two groups join another two reforming two bigger groups who exchange with each other their perspective and agree on on problem to be more important.After that all students stand up and each student looks for a partner from the other group to share with him/her the problem discussed within their own group.T monitors and notes down any errors or good language to feedback at the end of the lesson.