TP7 Somayeh Rahmati
pre_ intermediate B1 level
To provide gist, scan, detailed, deduction and inference reading practice using a text about strange but true stories
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a story telling in the context of strange but true stories
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
The teacher will start the class with the image of a strange story on the board.The students in their groups will be given the same picture with a very short story ,in just two sentences, to talk about in their groups. Then the teacher will get a quick feedback by this question : Do you think the story is true?
The teacher puts two pictures on the board and tries two elicit four words from the students through a funny story to get to the reading which is the main aim.
The teacher will give them the reading text, including four stories, with a handout which is folded. On one side of it there is a general question that the students are supposed to the the text individually and answer the question.Then they they should check their answers in their groups.To check the answer and as the feedback the teacher will ask each group the question related to each separate story.
The students should open the folded handout and read the text carefully and say if the sentences are true or false and prepare a reason for false ones.Then they will check their answers in their groups.For the feedback one person from each group should go to the board and answer the questions.Then the teacher will ask some groups the reason for false ones.
The teacher will pair them up and then present some useful phrases to prepare them for the speaking task.She will make an example to clarify how to use them to tell a story.They have 4 minutes tell a story.They story might be about something strange that happened to them or they have heard.Even they can invent a story in their groups.After that they should retell the story to their groups.While doing this the teacher will monitor them and take notes of their errors.After four minutes, she will stop them and write the errors on the board to think and correct them together.