Luck of the Draw, Vocabulary
Intermediate, B 1 level
To provide clarification of Luck of the draw idioms and lexis in the context of Lottery Winners and Losers
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Luck of the draw in the context of lottery winners and losers
Procedure (29-39 minutes)
Teacher is going to set a matching activity about simpler idioms. I am going to give Ss a handout and ask them to work in groups and discuss their answers.
I am going to write the names of famous Turkish football teams ( Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, Bursaspor) and ask Ss to work in groups to talk and discuss opportunities of winning for each of the teams in the finals. T. asks Ss about the odds of each team winning. Ss rank the teams based on opportunity of winning. T. introduces the words odds, gamble and stake through pictures and asks Ss to use them in sentences.
I will ask Ss if they know anything about the lottery and risks of losing money.
Ss will now be asked to carefully read Ex 1 in pairs and choose the correct answers. There will be 3 answer keys on the walls around the classroom where students can check their answers. Then I will deal with any questions with the whole class.
SS work in groups to do Ex 2. Ss work in pairs to discuss the questions below. What are the risks involved in the following situations? a) asking you boss for a pay rise. b) playing the lottery c) walking home alone in the dark Do you usually play it safe or do you like to try your luck? What was the last big risk that you took?