reading a text about music
Upperintermediate, B2 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about what music would you play to an alien? in the context of music
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of to recommend a song or piece of music to a friend (decade, composer, band, singer)
Procedure (23-40 minutes)
T plays a piece of music she has prepared and ask the Ss to discuss the Qs they see on the slide (think of a song or piece of music that you remember hearing and liking when you were a child. where did you first here it? how old were you? why did you like it?) in their pairs. T gets the feedback.
T shows some words on the slide to the Ss and goes for MFP while CCQ Ss, too. (alien, whir, hum, clacking).
T gives a reading text to the Ss to read quickly for the gist activity B (English File, Upper intermediate, p. 55). Ss reads the text by themselves and then share their ideas together in their pairs. T monitors and gets some feedback.
T asks the Ss to read the text again alone for more details and longer time. after Ss finds the missing words for activity C (English File, Upper intermediate, p. 55), they can share their ideas together. T does the first exercise herself. T monitors and gets some feed back.
T asks the Ss to read the text alone again for longer time to find the answers of the Qs in activity E (English File, Upper intermediate, p. 55). Then Ss can share their ideas about the answers in their pairs. T monitors and gets some feed back.
T shows a slide to the Ss filled with a couple of Qs ( imagine you were going to recommend a song or a piece of music to your friend. which song, decade, composer, band, and singer do you suggest?). Ss can share their ideas together in their pairs and T changes the partners and asks the new pairs to change their ideas together. T monitors and gets some feed back.