Teaching Practice 2a Animals
Intermediate B2 level
To practise reading for gist and detail
To introduce students to vocabulary in the context of strong reactions, animals and pet owners.
Procedure (37-50 minutes)
Image 1 - show image of pet owner Ask STS what the image is Q's - Is anyone in this room a pet owner? (make reference to Istanbul's love of Cats) Image 2 - Show image of an unusual pet owner. Ask STS if there is anything unusual or strange about image. Introduce lesson context - unusual pet owners Exercise 1, PW Students to read text in pairs and answer questions. Q STS - Did you find out anything interesting from your partner?
Teach the following vocabulary and phrases ahead of reading task. To put it mildly, napkin, indulge, banished, Opossum, Dingo, Kiwi, Red Setter, Ingratitude Will use definitions and pictures to ensure understanding. Will practice pron. with following words; Opossum, Kiwi, Ingratitude
Ex 2 - reading activity, group work Put STS in groups of three and assign each one a number 1,2, 3 Each STS has an individual text to read (STS cannot read each others) In groups, sts match the statement to the pictures on the WB WB answers 1 C, 2 A, 3 B
Ex 3. in groups STS to share their story with group STS to discuss the similarities between the three characters Answers: All men, all eccentric, loved animals, all dead, none appear to have worked
Ex 4 in groups STS to turn their texts face down from memory, STS to answer Q's 1-6 about their partners' texts without looking at the text Then, STS read all three of the texts to check their answers. recap answers with STS 1, Adolphus Cooke 2. Lionel Walker 3. Francis Henry Egerton 4, Adolphus Cooke 5 Francis Henry Egerton 4. Lionel Walker
ex 5 Class discussion STS to discuss Q's in task 5 Display ex 5 on WB, to STS understand meaning of mad in this context Q's; 'Do you think these three pet owners were mad or just eccentric?' 'Which of the three do you think behaved most strangely?'
Ask STS following Q's; Do you know anyone who is 'crazy about' their pets? Or are you an animal lover?