By the end of the lesson ss will have learned and practised language related to the benefits and harms of child outdoor play
Students will have practised free speaking in the context of active outdoor play for children.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
- T retrieves the picture featuring in the text (do a web quest) and projects it on the whiteboard. - T asks, “What can you see? / How does the child feel?” T elicits ‘outdoor play’, ‘active/inactive’, ‘‘taking the risk’, ‘unsupervised’, ‘playground’, ‘looks healthy’ - T asks, “Is it dangerous?” (‘risky’, ‘might dislocate his shoulders’, ‘get hurt’) - T asks, “Did you prefer playing indoors or outdoors?
- T gives Ss the handout and asks, “'Read carefully the words and phrases in the box on the handout. Is there any difficult word?” (30 s only) - T should be ready to project pictures to explain the meaning - T asks, “Work in small groups. Which of the activities below do you think are harmful for children?”
- T asks, “Read the text and check your answers in pairs” - Whole class feedback
- 'Now read again and answer questions Ex 4 a). - Ss check in pairs - Whole class feedback - 'Answer questions Ex 4 b). - Ss check in pairs - Whole class feedback
- T asks, “Do you agree with the views expressed in the text?” / “Did anything surprise you?” “Have you changed your mind about outdoor play?” - T asks, “Discuss in groups the benefits and harms of child outdoor play.” - T asks, “Take just notes”.