TEACHING PRACTICE 5
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Arnold Schwarzenegger in the context of celebrities involved in politics.
To give practice in oral fluency in a series of discussions related to celebrities involved in politics.
To provide clarification of useful words and phrases taken from the text in order to facilitate it's comprehension.
Procedure (35-47 minutes)
SS will work in pairs, A and B. Each SS will have a set of 3 short paragraphs about stars getting involved in politics. SS work in pairs. Each SS reads the paragraphs and tells his/her partner about them. SS think and discuss "what do they have in common?" Ask ICQs: What do we do? How do we work? what question do we discuss? WC FB SS are regrouped in teams of 4. T displays 3 questions on the WB. SS are asked to discuss the questions in their groups. WC FB
T displays Arnold Schwarzenegger's photo and asks the SS: "What do you know about him?" After a couple of answers, SS make groups of 4-5 people. A chart with the words: family, education, films, politics, sports and future plans is displayed on the WB. In their groups, SS are asked to discuss the displayed topics referring to Arnold. SS are nominated to come to the WB and fill in the chart.
SS are given the reading HO. SS read the text. In groups, SS find out which topics, from the previous chart, are not mentioned in the reading. SS finish the chart from the previous stage.
Behind the reading text, SS have a vocabulary exercise. SS have to complete 8 explanatory sentences with words taken from the text. SS compare their answers with their classmates'. WC FB is given.
SS get a set of 8 cut-outs of Arnold's life's events. In groups, SS order the events in chronological order according to reading. T displays the answer key.
In groups, SS discuss a question: "Do you think a former actor could become president in your country? Why (not)?" SS share their ideas WC.