Worst case scenarios.
Upper-Intermediate, B2 level
To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and speaking fluency in the context of worse case scenarios.
To introduce related vocabulary.
Procedure (17-47 minutes)
-show the Ss pictures and ask what can they see in each picture. -work as a group trying to get as much ideas as you can by pretending you can not see the pictures so they can describe it in a detailed way.
-put Ss into pairs and ask them to read the titles, then answer the two questions from ex. 1p.62 -For this activity students have a few minutes and check the answers together with group. a). Which text do you think the items inthe box relate to? b). Do you think they are useful or dangerous in that situation?
-In pairs get the Ss to write a list for each situation from the box in ex 2 p. 62 without reading text. -explain new vocabulary using examples remember about pronunciation. Do you know what to do in these circumstances? In groups, make a list of ideas.
- give Ss time to read the text and ask them to discuss the questions from ex. 3 p.62 -monitor and help if necessary. Which ideas on your list were correct? Were you surprised by any of the advice?
-put Ss in pairs to try to guess the meaning of the words in ex. 4 p. 62 -go through the answers as a class.
-put Ss in pairs and ask them to answer as many questions as they can. Then ask Ss to read the text again to check their answers. ex. 5 p.62 -monitor and help if necessary.
-put Ss in groups. Tell them to discuss the questions in ex. 6 p. 62 -finally elicit answers from each group for the questions.