To provide clarification, review and practice of irregular verbs in the context of healthy lifestyle
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about health in the context of a healthy city
Procedure (49-62 minutes)
I will open up the lesson by brainstorming about the quote ''An apple a day keeps the doctor away'' and ask students if they agree, and why/why not, and elicit some ideas about what other things should we be doing in order to be healthy.
I will ask students to fill in the gaps of exercise 2a in the book, so they get introduced some actions and how to tell them, such as take the stairs etc. and see if what they guessed in the warm up are similar to those ones.
Students will read about the Mayor of New York who transformed the city into a healthier one. But before reading, I will ask the students to guess what a mayor can do to make a big city like NY or Istanbul a healthier one. After they read for a gist, we will compare the guesses, and move on to the detailed reading in exercise 5 to find the things the Mayor did.
The students will go back to the reading text and see the bold verbs and identify what's different. Afterwards I will clarify what is different.
I will give some other examples of irregular verbs like write-wrote , break-broke etc. and clarify that these verbs' meaning is not different from the regular ones, just the form is different. We will do the controlled practice in the book, page 90, as a consolidation to the clarification process.
The students will do the exercises on page 200, simple exercises that will help them fully comprehend the irregular verbs and allow them to use the vocab they learned in the beginning of the lesson.
The students will work in pairs to fill in the gaps on page 90, and then discuss what surprised them. I will get a whole class feedback as an answer key.
Ask the students what their favorite childhood game and discuss if they were healthy as children or not? What do they think about the lifestyle of adults and children today and why? What do they wish to change in the city in order to make it healthier.