At the polls - Reading and Speaking Skills
Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist and detailed reading on the text about "The Many Faces of Arnold Schwarzenegger".
To provide fluency in expressing opinions or ideas about being a celebrity and getting involved into politics.
Procedure (27-45 minutes)
-Teacher shows pictures of different celebrities and politicians. -T asks who they are through whole class feedback. -T provides questions for discussion. -Students are paired to talk about these personalities. Using the following sentences as a guide: Questions: 1. Do you know any celebrity who have been involved in politics? 2. Do you think celebrities should be involved in politics? -Students are given 2 minutes to talk about it. -WCFB follows.
-T shows a picture of a celebrity who became a politician. That's Arnold Schwarzenegger! -With their partners, students will talk about what they know about his life using the following words as a guide : Exercise 1 Straight Forward Student's Book family education sports films politics future plans
-T elicit the meaning of the following words from students. -T writes bodybuilder on the board. -T asks one student who has great interest in this topic to share his thoughts. vocabulary also includes: embodiment stable relationship no money to his name made right contacts playboy image
-For gist reading, T uses the main words in Reading Exercise 1. -Students read the text and whole class feedback follows. -For detailed reading, the class uses the Reading exercise 3. Arranging the details in order by writing numbers 1-7. -Students need to work alone on this. -After 5 minutes, students will have peer checking. -T clarifies how did the students come up with the following answers. -T uses a timeline to show the sequence of events.
-T makes 4 small groups. For a productive reading post reading task, the group needs to brainstorm about the following questions and come up with a decision. GROUP 1: Do you think a former actor could become president in your country? Why or Why not? GROUP 2: Would you rather be a celebrity or politician? Why? GROUP 3:Do celebrities have social responsibilities because of their fame? Why/How? *A vocabulary exercise is also added for further practice.