Celebrity heroes, 7b
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about celebrity worship syndrome
To practice vocabulary in the context of celebrity worship syndrome
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of celebrities
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
Write or project "In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes" on the WB. Ask students about their opinions about this statement. Project the following questions to the WB and ask the students to discuss them in pairs: -Think about the celebrities in Turkey. Which of these celebrities are the best and worst role models? -Are you a fan of a celebrity? -Have you ever wanted to be like a famous person? or Would you ever write a letter to a film or music star? If yes, why? Then ask some of them to share their ideas.
Pre-teach the following vocabularies: Hero worship - is superman/batman a hero? can somebody else be our hero, such as celebrities? do we adore or hate such a person? Look up to - do we look up to successful or unsuccessful people? do we respect or disrespect them?
Tell the students to read the text very quickly in a minute and tell them to find the best title for the text. Hand-out the reading text. ICQ: Are you going to read very slowly? No Ask them to check in pairs, then get the answer.
Now ask the students to read the text slowly on their own to understand. Tell them that they are not in the right order and they need to put each paragraph into an order. Then ask them to check in pairs During WCFB, ask about the connections between the paragraphs, how they find the next paragraph. Then ask the students to look at the underlined vocabularies from the text and tell them to match them with their meanings. Hand-out exercise 3 and project it. Ask them to check in pairs. Then check with the WC.
As first activity, tell the students they will work in pairs. One of them will be a fan of a celebrity and the other will be the advisor/life-coach. The fan has celebrity worship syndrome and will tell about the strangest things s/he has done for the celebrity and the advisor will give advice to her/him. When the pairs complete their session, they'll discuss in groups of 4 and find the best advice. Change the pairs by offering them to select a paper in which says either a fan of Tarkan 1 or advisor 1, a fan of Yilmaz Morgul 2 or advisor 2... Ask them to find their partners according to the numbers. As second activity, tell the students that they'll have some questions and they'll be interviewing each other. If they say 'yes', the interviewerr will ask for more details. They'll try to interview as many classmates as possible. Give the hand-out with questions. Then ask how many classmates they interviewed and if they get any interesting answers.