Youth movements, cultures and fashion statements
Upper Intermediate, B2 level
To practice reading for gist, specific reading and detail reading in the context of "Fashion Statements".
Vocabulary: compound adjectives in the context of "Fashion Statements".
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Warmer: I will present four pictures on the board and ask: - What do these pictures refer to? - Do these pictures represent past events or still we can see them in the present?" - Are you/ do you know any one who is a member of any social group that wears particular clothes or listens to certain kinds of music? - Imagine that all of your friends joined a group like these. Will you join?
- I will use photos to elicit/ give the names of the groups ( Hippies, Teds, punks and Goths) - I will write the names of the groups on the board and ask students to work in pairs to guess and match. - I will use this time to pre-teach words from the reading that might be difficult for learners. Learners will do a practice of matching pictures with definitions working individually then checking in pairs and with the teacher
- Students will be given segments including 4 questions about dates and names. they will scan the text and quickly try find the answers. - When finished, students swap papers and check the answers with the teacher.
I will give the students cut-up including questions and they will read the text again as quickly as possible to answer with True/ False. when they finish, they swap papers with partners and check the answers with the teacher.
I will read the question in ex. 3 and make sure that learners know all of the definitions. Students will read the text in detail and match the youth cultures A-D in the text to the words 1-14. After they finish, they check answers with a partner then with the teacher.
Teacher will ask students to work in groups of three or four to discuss the following: If one of you belongs to a certain youth culture, tell the others about its fashion and music. Or if you were to choose one of the old fashions mentioned in the text, what you would like to choose.
Student will move to Vocabulary ex.1 in the HO which contains the beginnings of compound adjectives and their endings randomly. I will ask students to work on their own to match them correctly. Then they check answers in pairs and with the teacher.
Teacher will move students onto ex.2. Students will be asked to match compound adjectives in ex.1 to the definitions a-g. students will work on their own, check answers with a partner and then with the teacher.