Reading & Speaking ( Television Theories )
Elementary Level level
To provide reading practice using a text about the effects of television on people.
To provide speaking practice through controlled practice and freer one.
Procedure (32-45 minutes)
7 pictures show the effect of television on people presented by OHP and SS guess the context of Television.
T elecits the meaning of the words ( theory, crime, headache, hurt, effects, headache, intelligent, lazy, society, fat) first by showing the students pictures for these words, then HO distributed to ss for 3 minutes to work individually then they check in pairs. After that, Ak given to the ss as a FB.
T asks ss the following questions - What is the whole text about? - Is it about bad things or good things about television? T can write these questions on the board to be easier for ss to answer. T asks ss to skim (read quickly the text) to know the answer. - T asks ss some CCQs concerning the overall idea of the text: . What kind of programmes do like to watch on TV? . Is watching television good or bad? Why? - T elicit answers as much as he/she could.
- T gives ss HO and asks ss to read again the text and to match each sentence to a television theory. - Ss are given around 3 minutes to finish the activity , then ss check their answers in pair and finally T checks the answers on board and makes FB.
- T gives HO to ss and asks them to read the whole text and to answer the questions in the HO. - Ss work in groups as they will match the questions with their answers. Then every group go to the other group and check their answer. As a FB T gives ss AK.
T divides ss into pairs and tells them that every one will write his opinion about every theory and if he agrees or not with the theory and to justify his/her opinion to his/ her partner. - T writes on WB examples of agreeing and disagreeing and how to give a reason for his/her opinion. S1: What do you think? S2: I agree that …………. . S1: Why do you think that? S2: Because ……………….. . - T monitors ss and writes down any errors, Then T correct the errors on WB and tries to clarify them.