Courtney Wright Courtney Wright

Girls Night Out (Reading/Speaking)
A2 level

Description

In this lesson students will read a report about a girls night out. They will first try to guess where the women are from and then go on to match questions to the answers found in the report. Once they have achieved this they will answer the questions in groups. They will go on to answer more specific questions and then compare it with a partner who had a similar text. When finished there will be a freer practice to talk about the differences between girls nights out in Russia, China, and Turkey.

Materials

Abc Ans Key Ex: 3
Abc Ans Key EX: 2
Abc Matching, Answering questions HO EX: 1-4
Abc Reading Report HO

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a report on a night out in the context of Girls night out

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a asking and answering questions about the report and conversation about the differences and similarities of a girls night in Russia and China compared to Turkey in the context of Girl

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

SS will guess where the women in their reports are from. 
T: Play the song Girls just wanna have fun 
SS: Try to guess the theme of the lesson 
T: Project a few pictures of women eating out in Istanbul. Trying to elicit, “A Girls Night Out”

T: “WHAT ARE THEY DOING + ARE THERE ANY MEN IN THE PICTURE + DO YOU THINK THEY ARE FRIENDS OR FAMILY + WHAT DO WE CALL IT WHEN WE GO OUT WITH OUT GIRLFRIENDS + DO WOMEN GO OUT HERE + WHERE DO THEY GO SS: talk about where they go. 
T: Project the pictures of the women from the reports on the board and have the students guess where they are from. 
T: On the wall are some text. Text A and Text B. I want you to read the text quickly and find out where they are from. T: group the students into A & B. 
ICQ

SS: read the reports in 1 minute and then put their text on the board. While standing we see if we all agree.


Pre-Reading/Listening (6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Stage 1: Ss will match the questions to the answers found in the text. T: Direct SS:(A’s) to one side and (B’s) to the other. T: Now we will read though the reports and match the questions to the answers in the reports. Each part has a number. Give EXAMPLE 
ICQ
Give HO, Work in your groups. 

SS: go back to their seats and match the questions in 3 minutes. SS: PEER CHECK
SS: Write Answers on the board.

While-Reading/Listening #1(Answer questions about the reports) (10 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading

Stage 2: Ss will be answering the same questions they just matched. 

T: TURN THE REPORT FACE DOWN T: In your group take a minute to see if you can answer some of the questions without looking. ICQ T: Now look at the text and answer the questions you have 5 minutes. PEER CHECK
GIVE ANSWER KEYS for FB


While-Reading/Listening #2( Fill out a chart to answer more detailed question) (11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging specific reading


Stage 3: Ss will read the reports again and fill out the chart in groups. 

T: Now look at this chart 1 side is Sabina and 1 side is Sharon. Who has Sharon; you will only check what’s true for Sharon GIVE EXAMPLE 
SS: put a check and and X for what is true or not for their reports. PEER CHECK 
 GIVE ANSWER KEYS for FB Ss will ask each other questions about the women in the reports T: Demo ( Did Sharon wear a dress? Yes, she did, No, she didn’t) T: Put Ss into pairs of A&B, Who has Sharon, you ask about Sabina and Sabinas ask about Sharon. Example ICQ SS: work in pairs to fill out the whole chart. 
PEER CHECK WC FB: Have some students say some sentences from the chart

Post-Reading/Listening (12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Stage 6: 
Ss compare the similarities and differences of “A Girls Night Out” in Russia, China, and Turkey 
T: Draws a chart on the board with the three countries at the top T: Describe a girls night out in America T: Have Ss brainstorm some of their ideas about “A girls night out” T: Put Ss into groups of 4 and discuss the similarities and differences compared to Turkey T: Listens in and takes note to give delayed error correction FB: Delayed error correction on the board/ Focus more on questions Play music while the students are talking

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