Intermediate - B1 level
To provide speaking practice in a conversation and debate in the context of news stories
To provide vocabulary related to preference and and practice for the structure would + prefer/like
Procedure (32-49 minutes)
The teacher elicits the word editor and explains to the students that they are going to put together a newspaper. The teacher has to form groups of 3 or 4.
The teacher has to pre-teach vocabulary in the texts and drill them (mfp).
The students read the outlines of the news stories and decide alone which should be the main story of the front page and which should be the secondary story. Half the class should have the choices from page 128, and the other half will receive the sentences from the page 130. Students should have a reason for what they chose.
Each group needs to discuss and reach a consensus on what the front cover story is. They need to use the structure "would + like/prefer". The teacher has to monitor for the delayed FB.
The teacher elicits what else they need for their newspapers; e.g. headline and pictures. The teacher gives the students the pictures and asks them to find a suitable picture for their main story. The students places the picture on a blank sheet of paper and thinks of a name for their newspaper.
The teacher asks groups to choose a representative and then splits the groups and forms new groups. The representatives of the original groups have to explain the choice to the new groups. The teacher has to monitor for delayed FB.
The teacher puts some of the errors on the w/b and gets the Ss to correct them.