To give students practice writing a paragraph using the information given in class plus their own ideas and opinions. The paragraph will be written in class but students will turn in second drafts after correction.
To provide gist/scan reading practice using a text about the countries where people choose to be expatriate
To provide clarification of the vocabulary used in the reading
Procedure (53-69 minutes)
T writes the word EXPAT on the board – asks Ss : what does this mean? What is the full word? T asks Ss if they would one day like be an expat? If so, where? Elicits names of countries/cities from students and asks why they would like to live there.
T then writes the names of the following countries on the board: Switzerland, Thailand (x2), Germany, Egypt, China T give Ss HO – in pairs, discuss which countries you think correspond to which questions? Thailand is used twice. T hands out Article – now Ss read first three paragraphs to see if their predictions were right.
T gives each Ss a HO of empty diagram. Alone, Ss scan the rest of the article and fill in the blanks with the positive and negative aspects of living in each country/region. When Ss are finished, have them check in pairs. FB: Teacher puts her diagram on Overhead - is yours the same? WC FB.
T hands out half sheet of paper with vocabulary words, and the paragraph where they are located. Ss, in pairs, must locate the words in the text and try to guess their meaning without using their dictionaries. When finished, teacher puts the words and definitions on the Overhead - how many did you get right?
T shows writing prompt on overhead (below). "If you had to live abroad, in which country like to be an expat, and why?" Please include: Why you are choosing this place How long you might like to live there What are some positive aspects about this place? Possible negative aspects? Paragraph should be at least 150 words long. Proofread your work.