Hobbies and Interests
Upper Intermediate,B2 level
To practice reading for gist and detail
To learn new vocabulary in the context of hobbies and jobs
Procedure (33-48 minutes)
introduce them to the word Autograph by running to one of them to get his autograph ask them what is that called what is the difference between a signature and an autograph get some answers from SS -show students pictures of famous people's autographs whose autographs are they?
we are going to read a text the title of that text is "The Autograph Man". What do you think that means?. pass out exercise 3 (S). have SS discuss the questions in ex.3 in PW. give them a time limit (2-3 minutes) to discuss them.
Write the words on WB (initially, queue, trading, track down, hooked, rare, latter, get hold of, subsequently, memorabilia, glamour, dedicate, instinct)
Pass out page 10-11 let them skim the text for one minute pass 1 true and 2 false sentences HO's. PW to choose the correct answer then WC check
show SS the phrases and the letters in ex.1. Have SS complete ex.1 PW by reading the text carefully. check it with WC.
show SS the phrases and the gaps. Have SS complete ex. 2. Check them in PW. WC check.
show them the matching HO Pass out the HO's for SS to match vocabulary words with their definitions (demo the first out loud). have the students match the words to their definitions. check them in PW. check them WC.
In PW: would you like to get the autograph of any of the people mentioned in the article?. whose would they get and why?.(WC)