Functional Language: Main Aim Reading: Sub Aim Speaking: Topic Good Deeds
Give sts practice in readimg for gist and specific information/general understanding
Develop oral fluency on the topic and create opportunity to personalise the topic
Procedure (39-46 minutes)
T. Place pictures of the following 3 people: Mother Teresa Nelson Mandela Ghandi Ask the sts if they know who they are and what they have in common. Open the floor for discussion and get opinions. Skew the discussion towards selfless and altruistic acts.
T. ask Sts to predict the task they are about to read.
T. 1'st Hand out to Sts. Howard Drew, Li Ka Shing. Assign Task: Exercise 1 Read the text and decide who is more generous. Explain your reasons. Read individually but discuss in pairs. T. While discussing, write on the board: Altruism. (noun) Altruistic. (adjective) Discuss Altruism, give the definition. 'Thinking or behaving in a way that shows you care about other people more than yourself.' Give example of 'alice' who worked every weekend in the suicide help-line. PW. Then Ask Sts to give personal examples of altruism. CCQ. 'Am I willing to put someone else's interests before my own?' PW Ask sts. to describe people in the example: Selfless, kind, humane, considerate, unselfish, thoughtful. As a Group: Feedback, share among the group.
T. Write on board: 'Why are Humans Good!' Sts. Discuss for 1 minute. T. Give Handout text. Task 2: Read the article and choose the best summary. (Gist). 3 Minutes. Answer is 3. 'Humans have evolved to behave in an altruistic way'.
Task 3. Read the text again, and complete it with the following sentences in 1-6. Exercise 3. Review answers in PW. Discuss as group. Answers: a) 3 b) 2 c) 6 d) 4 e) 5 f) 1 Do you agree with these arguments. Discuss in PW.
T. PW. Give Sts a question, one for each group. Discuss in PW. Discuss as a group after PW.