Reading (Receptive Skills)
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Three Cities
To provide practice of Words in the context of My Home Town
Procedure (40-52 minutes)
T talks about where he is from and shows a picture of his home town. the point is to get students familiar with the main topic of the day " My Home Town" Sts work in pairs and let them predict and what they see in the picture. T focuses on words that Ss might have problems pronouncing and makes sure to drill it before going further. such words that will surely arise are; beaches, famous, busy, interesting, mountains, parks and quiet. SS work in pairs to point out some pictures from the power point presentation (appendix 1) in order to get a clear idea about some basic words like mountains, lakes, parks, river, sea. Do a quick drilling session and point the MPF.
Sts will discuss in current groups and discuss about what they see in the picture/text from cutting edge (appendix 2). - T introduced some key words at the introduction, this will make it easier for them to point out some vital details about the pictures presented. Pre-Teach Vocabulary After the discussion, students will play a quick game of ''PICORD'' (appendix 3). Meaning: Pictures and Words. Sts will be divided in two groups, team red and team blue. Both teams will get pictures posted on the board such as; lake, mountains, river, sea, town, big city, small city. words will be placed on the table. first team to put all words and pictures together wins the task. I will present a quick demo and provide some ICQ's like: ''what are we going to do?'' ''how do you win?'' ''how do you match the words and pictures?''. Winner gets a reward. Tea maybe :)
T presents three images of three different cities and three different individuals. (appendix 2/ cutting edge) T asks ss to find out where all the people are from. '' Clear instructions: DO NOT READ EVERYTHING. YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE Reading for Specific Info T presents a new task. the task is to make students practice scan reading. Separate HO will be given (appendix 4). Sts will answer questions a-f by looking at the pivtures and captions for each place called kingston. At this point sts shouldnt read the whole text, just go through and answer the questions.
At this stage, students are ready to read through the sentences. T focuses on words students find difficult again and correct/drill the words for clarification such as; beaches, famous, busy, interesting, lake, river. TELL STUDENTS TO KEEP THE TEXT AND READ AT HOME. TASK (appendix 5) HO Ask Sts to find out which of the three sentences are in the wrong place. Kingston Jamaica: Wrong Sentence (WS): its near the lake. Kingston, England: (WS) There's a famous train Kingston, New Zealand: (WS) It's not beautiful but it's interesting
Sts pair up again and discuss about their home towns. Get some stories amongst sts who are willing to share. Give Sts vocabulary list from cutting edge to take home to study at their free time. (appendix 6)