Reading for specific detail/information
Speaking in the context of being stuck on a desert island
Procedure (27-45 minutes)
T posts two pictures on the board. One is of a populated island, the second is of a desert island. In groups ss discuss the pictures and go up to the board individually and write words relating to the pictures. If ss don't reach 'desert island', T will CCQ using words on the board. If they still don't reach the word, T will say it. CCQs: What do we call an island where there are no people? desert island Can you live alone on this island? No Would it be a good idea to live there? No
[Vocabulary to pre-teach: (be) cut off (from the world): (idiom) Literally, completely separated from people outside of a given group or space gone mad: (idiom) to become insane or mentally unstable pastry (n)/ pastries: a mixture of flour, fat and water or milk that is rolled out flat and baked as a base or covering for pies] Using the words ss put on the board and eliciting 'desert island', T will pre-teach some idioms and vocab used in the text. CCQs: Are there people on a desert island? No Is it lonely? Yes Use example: "When the internet went out, I felt.....*elicit "cut off" from the world" CCQs: (go mad) How would you feel if you were stuck on an island alone? *elicit replies Would it make you crazy?.....*elicit*....show picture of Tom Hanks from Castaway Show a picture of pastries...elicit Drill words/idioms Write them on board
T hands out HO1 T instructs SS to read questions 1-4 in 30 secs. Give SS 2 minutes to scan through the text and find the answers to the questions. ICQs: Are you going to read in detail? No How many questions will you answer? 4 How many minutes do you have? 2 After 2 minutes, have SS check in pairs. Then T passes out answer key.
Next T tells SS that they will now read the whole passage and answer the questions in part (d) True or False. GIve the SS 5 minutes to read it through. Once the time is up, have SS check their answers in pairs. T then presents answer key.
T puts SS in 3 groups of 3 (depending on number of students) Each group will be given a sheet with miscellaneous items. Each group has to choose 3 items from that list and figure out how these items will help them survive on a desert island. They should think of ways of putting them to good use. SS will have 5 minutes to choose the items and discuss together how they will use them. When time is up, each group will nominate one person to discuss their choices and rationale. Hold a class vote to decide which group would survive for the longest. Feedback/error correction to follow.