A bit extra
Upper-Intermediate, A2 level
To provide gist reading practice using a text about A bit extra in the context of International tipping eiquette
To provide clarification of synonyms in the context of International tipping eiquette
To provide clarification of A bit extra in the context of International tipping eiquette
Procedure (45-45 minutes)
Teacher starts by greeting Ss: Hello! How are you doing today? Today we will discuss some interesting topic and I really want to know your personal opinion and attitude to this topic. But first of all look at the screen and tell me what is subject of the interview? Ss watch the video and asked to discuss in pairs this topic for a couple of minutes. Then they share their ideas with the T.
T writes some words on the WB and asks CCQs if they are familiar with these words: tipping, appropriate [adj] - Is it right?(yes) Is it fair?(yes)(CCQ) /əˈprəʊpriət/ Straightforward [adj]-Is it easy?(yes)Is it simple?(yes) /ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/ Vary [v]- Are these things equal?(no)Are they the same?(no)Do they differ?(yes) /ˈveəri/ Customary [adj] - Is it unusual? (no)Is it common?(yes) /ˈkʌstəməri/ Particularly [adv]- Is it commonly?(no)Is it especially?(yes) /pəˈtɪkjələli/
T distributes the text. SS read the text once so that they able to answer some questions. Questions like: Which countries in the article have similar tipping habits to yours? Which information did you find surprising? SS discuss the questions
Ss read the text one more time and do the exercise in HO Keys:
T asks Ss to work in groups and asks to discuss possible headlines for each paragraph. Ss work in groups and discuss
T draws the two columns on the WB and ask Ss to find the synonym in the text and asks the Ss to write them on the board. work out - figure out exact - precise problem - dilemma appropriate - acceptable compulsory - obligatory certainly- definitely insulted - offended chase - pursue discover - find out simply - just T divides the Ss in groups and distributes the stripes to match the pairs of synonyms
T asks the Ss in pairs to discuss their personal habits for tipping, traditional habits for tipping in their own countries or the countries they have visited.