Getting it Right
To make Ss speak about their chosen topic and introduce their list of Dos and Don'ts to their peers.
Gist Reading to guess some missing words, and Gist listening to check their answers
Procedure (58-81 minutes)
T asks Ss: Do you remember some dangerous situations from your last lesson yesterday? Elicit the answers from Ss. T writes on the board: What should we do in an earthquake for example? Gets FB from Ss. T writes on the board: What shouldn't we do in an earthquake? FB from Ss Another option: one S asks these questions from another S across the class, and so on. T elicits the words Dos and Don'ts and Tips from the Ss and writes them on the board, indicating that they are going to use these later during their activities.
T puts some pictures on the board and asks Ss to explain about each picture. Then T gives page 64 to the Ss to focus on the first part by folding the page. Ss read the topics and match them to the pictures in pairs.
T puts Ss into pairs. They should guess the missing words. T elicits which text matches which topic. To reinforce their guesses, Ss turn their pages down, and the recording is played. They try to check their guesses in pairs. T gets FB from the pairs.
T pre-teaches the new voc. writes them on the board, elicits the meanings using CCQs. Then play the recording, Ss check their answers in pairs and T gets FB as WC. T gives instructions for Ss to underline useful phrases in the text. Option: There can be a class discussion about the ideas in the text. Who agrees and who disagrees?
T projects the Language Notes on the board, attracting the Ss attention to it, explaining that they are going to use these phrases in their speaking activity later on. Then Ss are given a hard copy of it to work on in pairs. Some example sentences might be elicited from Ss for more clarification.
Ss are put in groups of 3 -4 using colored paper strips. Each group chooses one topic on the list or from their own choice. Groups must have different topics. Then each group makes a list of Dos and Don'ts. T monitors them, helping them with voc needed or some refreshing ideas. In the middle of the activity, T reminds them to use the words and phrases they have learnt in the lesson. At this point, T projects the Useful Language box on the board for Ss to see it clearly. At the end, T gets FB from each group and checks some of their sentences.
Ss are put into new groups with different colors. Each S tell others about their topic and list of tips. They must find out if others can add any ideas. Do they disagree with any of the suggestions? T encourages Ss to make comments on each other's lists. Ss take turn doing so. T gets FB from each group.