Reading about Carmen's personal information
To improve students' reading skills and get them to familiarize with new vocab(live, study, have, work, like)
To provide the students with a speaking exercise in the context of blind date.
Procedure (42-52 minutes)
T sticks a photo to the WB to introduce the context of blind date. Ask questions to the Ss. 'Where are they? Are they married? Why do they have something on their faces?' T highlights 'This is the first time they meet.' Show another photo of two people having a date if they seem confused.
T asks 'What do they talk about?' Give an example. 'Hello!My name is .... Nice to meet you!' 'What else?'. 'What can you ask?'Give them a hint. 'Your job?' Stick the cards on the WB one by one. 'like, have, work, study, live'
Ask Ss what comes to their minds, start with one of the verbs and move on to others; 'What do you like?Where do you live? Where do you work? What do you study?'. Write some of their responses on WB. Show them pictures, if they know the meaning have a student take the picture and stick it near the correct verb. If they don't know tell them what the photo represents and stick the photo around the verb it is used with. Write the questions as well, as they need it for the last activity. Drill the words they are having a difficult time pronouncing.
Before giving HO, remind Ss of the context; Tomorrow Carmen has a blind date. She will say these. Remind Ss of what title means. 'Read the text. You have one minute. Find the title'. ICQ; 'How many minutes to read?''What do you do after(use gesture) reading the text?' Give them a minute and ask their answers. CCQ 'Does she talk about her job? What about family?..'
Before HO, instructions: 'Use the text and circle the right word. Do it on your own'. Monitor Ss and ask them to check their answers in pairs. Write a part of the sentence on WB and ask Ss to write the answer.
T gives an example-write on WB. 'Carmen is 45 years old' and corrects it. Give Ss HO to correct the sentences. FB; check with Ss.
T wants Ss imagine they have a blind date. They are in a restaurant. They will meet new people so they have to ask their partners certain questions to get to know them better and fill the table. Make a demo with a S. Give Ss HO and ask them to stand up. If there is time left ask some of the students to talk about themselves using the verbs 'like', 'have', 'study', 'work' and 'live'.