Upper Secondary 4 level
For Ss, to clarify and review lexis related to animals. For Ss, to practice reading for specific information and to draw inference.
For Ss, to practice and improve listening for specific information
Procedure (80-95 minutes)
Ss discuss in pairs about three animals found in their country. They are instructed to talk about food habits, habitat etc. Ss share their answers with the class.
Task 1: Pictures of animals are displayed on the IWB. Ss work in pairs and discuss about the habitats of animals. They are to chose from the word prompts displayed on IWB. They answer the question: Which of these animals have you seen? When and where? Classify these animals: Mammals, reptiles, amphibians. Task 2: Ss work in groups. Each group is given pictures of animals, their names and description. They are to match all three. Ss then go around and check if other groups have go the same answer. WCFB is done.
Pre-reading Task: A picture of a bird is displayed. SS are asked to guess its name. food habits and habitat. Reading Task: Task1:Ss are given the text and are asked to arrange it in order. Then they are asked to read and fill in gaps. Task 2: Ss are then instructed to read the clues given to them and find out the word from the text that matches the given clue. Task 3: Ss are instructed to make 5 questions based on the text. They then exchange the questions with their peers and answer the questions. The question and answers are returned and checked by Ss. The questions and answers are discussed during WCFB. Post reading task: Ss discuss animals that are extinct or endangered. (They are introduced to these words during the speaking activity) Ss are to asked to discuss ways to protect endangered species. They are then asked to make a poster of an endangered animal. Models of a few posters are displayed. Once the task is complete, Ss look at what other groups have done and give their opinions.
Pre listening Task:Pictures of two different zoos are displayed. Ss compare the two and talk about their experiences. Ss answer the questions:Do you think it is a good idea to keep animals in zoos? Why / Why not? What can children and adults learn form zoos? Listening Task1: Ss are to listen to the recording and fill in the missing information in a time table. Ss are asked to read the time table before they listen to the recording. Ss then listen to the recording and complete their task. They check their answers with each other and then listen to the recording again. The answers are then displayed on the IWB. Listening Task 2: Ss answer a few questions based on a map of the zoo. Ss are instructed to listen to the recording and mark a few places on the map. PC and WCFB are done.
Ss are asked to talk about their favourite animal in pairs. Ss are then asked or to write an essay or a story on their favourite animal. Ss are encouraged to use lexis they have learnt in this lesson. (If there is not enough time, Ss complete their story at home).