To improve students reading skills in skimming and scanning
To improve students vocabulary by leading them to read a text and figure out the meanings of some of the hard words.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Good morning class, how are you today. right everyone, I would like to know how you guys keep in touch with each other. Do you keep in touch with the internet, mobile phones, letters, etc. Ask students to say how they keep in touch with each other They should then speak to their partners about how they keep in touch with each other. Ask students to give feedback about their partners
Students do excercise1 where they have to skim through the text quickly and try to match the topics with the paragraphs individually. Then i'll tell them to check in pairs. Then we will check as a whole class.
After the students have read the text and understood it firmly I will go through all the vocabulary they didn't understand. First i'll try and make them find out the meaning. Then I will start using gestures to help them understand it or by them just reading the text they could figure out the meaning. I will first go through the hard words like hectic, physiotherapist, grant, humanities, etc. and if the students have any other questions about vocabulary i'm ready to help them. Hectic: very busy physiotherapy: the treatment of a disease broaden: widen horizons: interest, experience humanities: learning about human culture exhausted: to loose all your strength, tired grant: money given by the government abroad: overseas fascinating: interesting
After students have finished question 1 they move on to question 2 and scan through the text quickly to find out which statements are true or false. Check the meaning individually first, then in pears then as a whole class. 1. Life is so hectic CCQ= is life so busy at the moment? yes 2. It was a good job and I was happy with my life CCQ= was she upset with her life? no 3. I decided to go back to university and study humanities. at the same time I continued working. CCQ= was she stressed from working and studying at the same time? yes CCQ= does she regret it? no 4.In the end it was worth it. CCQ= Is she happy that she worked very hard? yes 5. After finishing my studies I got a grant to do a masters CCQ= who gave her the grant, the government? yes did her parents give her the grant? no 6. The grant allows me to travel abroad ... it's a wonderful opportunity. CCQ= Does she love travelling? yes 7. Right now i'm living in Malaysia and it's really fascinating getting to know a different way of life. CCQ= Is she enjoying the country she is living in now? yes Is she getting bored sometimes? no 8. I can't wait to have him in my arms? CCQ= She doesn't want to have her first child? no Is she really excited to have her new boy? yes
Students do activity 1 where they have to match the punctuation marks in the box to the names