Newsreader takes a stand
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about news and celebrities
To provide specific information and gist listening practice using a text about American radio phone-in show
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
First ask the students about their favourite news channels.Ask them to compare the quality of the news programmes on CNN Turk or Halk TV to the news programmes on Fox, Show TV, or Star TV. The pairs will share their answers with the class.
Pre teach the words "take a stand, jail, sensation, mock, heiress, shred, celebrity" by eliciting from the students through ECDW.
Ask the ss to read the article quickly and find the sentence summarising the story. The ss will share their answers with the class.
The students are going to scan the text and answer the true-false questions. They are going to check the answers with their partners before the WC feedback.
Ask them to read the article carefully and answer the comprehension questions. They are going to compare their answers with a partner.
Tell the ss they're going to hear three callers to an American radio-phone on show giving their reactions to what the newsreader did. Ask them to decide whether most pf the callers have a positive or negative reaction.
Ask the sts to have a look at the questions first, then tell them to listen and underline the correct option.
The ss are going to be regrouped and they are going to discuss the newsreader's actions.They are also going to think about what would happen if a newsreader did the same thing in Turkey.They are going to report back to the class as a group.