Reading (News Reports)
Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using texts about news reports
To provide clarification of vocabulary in the context of news reports
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
-T will begin lesson by showing a newspaper and eliciting the term "headline". - A short news report will be played to Ss, T will tell them before the video begins to find the 3 headlines. - 4 images from various news articles will be projected onto the WB with two news headlines beneath them. -T will tell Ss to match the correct headlines to its image. -Ss will tell T their answers.
-T will write vocab on the board. - Using elicitation and visuals, the T will clarify the meaning of the words to the Ss. - Some of the vocab will be shown in model sentences. The sentences can be suggested by the Ss. - T will use choral drilling to practice the pronunciation of the words.
- T will explain to the Ss that they must match the headlines to the news reports. - Before handing out the task sheets, Ss will be told to read quickly by themselves and given 2 minutes to read. - They will then be told to work in their pairs and match the headlines to the texts. - When Ss finish, FB will be T projecting the worksheet onto the WB and going through the answers with the class.
- T will split half the class into group A and the other half into group B. - T will explain to Ss that group A will read report 1 and answer questions 1-5, while group B will read report 2 and answer questions a-e. - Ss must read alone, but can help each other answer the questions after reading. - T will monitor the groups and assist if necessary. -FB will be in the post-reading stage.
-Ss from group A will be paired together with Ss from group B. - T will explain that they must ask each other the questions regarding the text they have just read and answered questions about. So Ss from A will ask Ss from B questions a-e and B will ask A questions 1-5. -At the end, T will give out answer keys. - Finally get Ss to discuss what kind of news reports are common in Turkey and the type of news reports they usually watch.