upper intermediate level
To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist and for specific information(scanning) in the context of air travel
to consolidate the gist and detailed reading practice with speaking practice for fluency
Procedure (43-52 minutes)
I will write on the board the quote '' I don't have a fear of flying, I have a fear of crashing'' to let the students guess the topic.
I will pair the students and give them HO1 which is the back cover of the book ''Air Travel: the inside story'' to prepare them for the gist reading by discussing the questions in it and then as a whole elicit some ideas.
Give HO2 and tell the students to read the passage and see if their answers to the questions given in HO1 were correct. Get feedback about their answers.
Give the Ss HO3 and ask them to read it. Afterwards, ask them to scan the text specifically to find the statements given in hand out 3 were true or false, and pair the students to peer check their answers and while they are checking I will write the answers on the white board.
group the students and tell them to discuss whether the information they read about air travel was surprising? Which and why? Do they have any similar experiences?