Language Analysis 2
Upper-Intermediate B2 level
To provide inference reading practice using a text about gender gaps on the brain in the context of how men and women differs from each other when it comes to intelligence
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of how male and female brains are good at doing different things
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will get students engaged in our new topic by showing them some pictures about men&women doing different activities and have the whole classroom take a look at those pictures and do a quick thinking about what the pictures could possibly mean.
I will either split the class into groups or pair up and give them 6 little topics. They will have a couple of minutes to do a quick brainstorming and come up with new ideas. I will take some feedback from the class and will move on to the next step.
I will tell students that they will read about men&women's brains, but beforehand I will introduce them with some new vocabulary with the way of teaching by showing them pictures elicit their meanings. Then I will write 4 different sentences that are written on our material and post them around the classroom. Students will get up in pairs (preferably male&female) and walk around the classroom and discuss about those sentences. At the end, I will get Ss seated and take some FB without confirming anything yet.
I will make Ss read the text but will set a timelimit so they can read it fairly quick. Ss will read and peer-check. I will ask Ss if they got any questions, and will deal with them. Finally, I will give them the ans-key. Then, I will give Ss ex 3, and tell them to read the text again and answer those questions. I will make them do this individually. Later, Ss will peer-check their answers, and eventually take their FB and answer if any questions asked to me. I will write a sentence on the board and explain them how they can guess the meaning of a sentence even if there is a word they don't know the meaning of. I will give Ss ex 4& get them work in different pairs this time and I will check the answers with them afterwards.
I will ask Ss if there were anything surprising or interesting to them. Then we will discuss it as a whole class. At the end, I will give them the ex no. 5 and have students discuss in small groups& take a general FB afterwards.