TP 7 -- People Watchers
To provide gist and scan or specific reading skills for the learners
To provide a better understanding of how to read for gist
To provide challenging exercises that will reinforce the skills and material that was introduced
To provide challenging and insightful exercises to reinforce the new lexis that was introduced
To provide new lexis in a way that can be retained for future use
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
T - asks class to stand up. Then asks to sit down. T - Why did you do that? FB from SS. Show video of social experiment from YouTube. 1:15 seconds Asks students to talk in groups about the experiment. FB from students. T asks - why do we do what others do? Various images of sales are shown to ss. T elicits what are sales and what is their purpose? Do you save money or are companies trying to clear their shelves?
T - Shows image of Sigmund Freud elicit term - T - after introducing psychologist and neuroscientist, elicit from SS these people are the top professionals in their fields, what are they called? When scientists conduct a test it is called? To get something to do something they did not want to do it is called? psychologist /saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ neuroscientist -/ˌnjʊə.rəʊˈsaɪən.tɪst/ experts - /ˈek.spɜːt/ experiment -- /ɪkˈsper.ɪ.mənt/ persuade ---/pəˈsweɪd/ T drills pronunciation, back chaining of three of the terms in sentences. psychologist, persuade and experiment. Psychologists planned the experiment. The woman was persuaded to stand. HO -- SS match words to brief definitions. Fill in short sentences with TL words.
T provides three headline selections to SS. Asks them to read to themselves T introduces article - Elicits, what is skimming? SS told not to read all the words. Just read enough to get an idea. SS are given 1:30 to read. When time is up, SS select one headline. SS work in pairs to select headline. CCG - Will you read for 2 minutes? CCQ - Will you read all the words? CCQ - How much will you read? What will you done when time is up? T - Reveals correct headline. SS are asked to move to other tables to discuss what they understood from reading and if they agree with headline. T - Gives HO for specific reading.
SS are provided a HO and ask to read the questions. They will be an assortment of 5 fill in the blanks and five T/F. Q will be short to allow SS to focus on reading the article. SS will be given 5 minutes to read and complete the article and questions. SS complete and they are asked to move to another table and check their answers. T places answers on various sheets around the room with numbers 1 - 8. SS walk around the room and review the answers. When finished returning to their seats.
T asks SS --- what are the two final answers? I want you to decide grps and answer the questions. SS discuss and give their thoughts on Q - why is it important to have psychologists as part of the show? Why are people so easily persuaded to do these things? Flexi-Exercise - T provides these "what if" scenarios. Discuss ways you are persuaded to do things. Also, give examples of how you have persuaded others in the past, family, friends, business colleagues.