The great impostor
Upper Secondary 3 level
For Ss, to clarify and review use of so, to and because in the context of the great impostor.
For Ss, to review collocations in the context of the topic - impostors.
For Ss to practice and improve reading for specific information and to draw inference from the text based on the topic - the great impostor.
Procedure (57-74 minutes)
Tr questions Ss - How could you make fast money? Ss discuss this question in pairs and share their answers with the class. This leads into the reading activity on impostors.
Tr dictates a few sentences on Barney. Ss write them and arrange them in order. PC and WCFB is done . Then, tr. checks meanings of verbs in the sentences through CCQs.
Task 1: Ss are given the text and are asked to arrange them in order. PC and WCFB are done. Task 2: (reading for specific information) Ss are given questions based on the text and are asked to choose the correct options. PC and WCFB are done. Task 3: (reading to draw inference) : A few questions are displayed on the board and Ss are asked to discuss answers orally in pairs. They share their answers with the class.
Ss are divided into two groups. Group A are given verb cards and group B are given phrases cards. They are to find the correct match. Once the task is completed, tr checks the meanings of the collocations by asking CCQs. Tr. asks Ss to think of words that go with play and make.
Test: Ss are given a handout and are asked to fill in gaps with so, to or because. Ss check their answers with each other. Tr asks Ss to nominate each other and share answers with the class. Teach: Tr. asks Ss to look at the sentences and reason out why they have used so or to or because. Tr. elicits the purpose of these words from Ss by asking questions. Test: Ss are given a passage with missing words and are asked to write so, to or because and complete the passage. PC and WCFB are done.
Ss work in pairs. Each pair is given flashcards with phrases. They are to complete the sentences using so, to and because. The pair that makes the maximum number of sentences in 4 mins is the winner!
Ss work in pairs. They are given 3 situations. Ss are instructed to read them and discuss the following: Why do people tell lies about their lives? When might you tell a lie? Ss share their answers with the class.