Yesim Kalkan. 21 Oct 2016. Nickue Gardner. Alternatdive Therapies
Upper Intermediate - B2 level
To provide gist, scan, detailed and inference reading practice using a text about alternative therapies
To provide clarification, review and practice of therapies related vocabulary
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Teacher greets the students. Teacher asks students some questions about having stress in the work place. Teachers asks students the solutions about these problems.
Teacher shows Ss therapy related pictures and asks Ss if they know any of these treatments and if they know anyone who has tried an alternative therapy. T introduces the treatments with the pictures. T shows a paper with ten vocabularies and ten descripcions. T tells studends to match the vocabs with their meanings. T hands out the paper. After matching the vocabs individually, T asks Ss to talk to their partner. After peer-working, T chekcks the answers.
T asks Ss to scan the text in two minutes to find out some specific questions. (without worrying about the gaps in the text) T: time's up! - which therapies are mentioned in the text? - what conditions are they treating?
T tells Ss to read the passage this time carefully and fill the gaps. T observes Ss if their done and after PW, checks the anwers and talk about them.
T divides Ss into groups. T asks their goup name and writes on the board. T shows Ss some words like colour, aromas, furniture, artwork, plants and music. T asks Ss what changes they would make to their school to make it a healthier place to study in. T gives some time to Ss to talk about the topic. After dissgussing about some ideas, T asks Ss each group which idea was the most imaginative and which one was the most realistic one and gives points to the groups.