Unusual Achievements-Reading and Vocabulary
To give Ss practice in the skill of reading for gist and speaking fluency in the context of achievements.
To introduce related vocabulary
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
Engage Ss by asking them to look at the title and the pictures, and ask if they can guess what the people have achieved. Ex.1, pg.52.
Put Ss into groups of 5 (if the number do not add up, any close number of Ss will do.). Give every student one of the paragraphs to read and in the same groups tell them to summarise that person's achievement to the other Ss. Ex.2, pg.52. Monitor and help if necessary.
Tell Ss to work individually to do ex.3, pg.52. If necessary, check the meaning of the words in bold. Once Ss have had enough time to answer, put them in pairs to compare and explain their opinions. Encourage Ss to give full sentences. Monitor and help if necessary.
Ask the question in ex.4b to the whole class, then put the Ss in pairs to discuss. Encourage Ss to give opinions. Monitor and help if necessary.