To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Twitter accounts in the context of social media
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of using social media and impacts
Procedure (21-31 minutes)
T asks the students to think about some countries that will hold the upcoming Olympics or World Cup games. T asks if any of the learners has ever been to any of such events. T Asks if any the learners uses social media such as twitter or FB in order to get information or inform other friends about such games.
T pre-teaches some necessary words that might block the comprehension of the students. Students match the words with their definitions and check with their partners. T gives the answer key.
T asks the class to look at the title and the pictures in the article and guess what the text might be about. T asks the class to read for the gist and check their answers. T elicits some answers from the class.
T asks the students to work individually and answer the questions in HO1. 1. Why did authorities in Brazil needed @riodejaneri Twitter account? 2. Did Mr. Castano ask for money? 3. When did Mr. Castano start registering Twitter accounts? 4. What other countries did he register? 5. What was he doing before he became a shoe shiner? 6. Did Japanese government accept his offer to give away @japan account? Why/Why not? Students check their answers with a partner. T provides the answer key.
Students work in pairs and think about future World Cup games and discuss their favorite teams and plans in they want to watch the games on TV or travel to the host country.