Ekaterina Ekaterina

Kate TP 2b_05.07.17
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will learn compound adjectives in the context of "fashion statements". The lesson will start with historical journey into old Turkish tribes and clothes at that time, then Ss will look at modern outfits related to different subcultures. They will read a text about subcultures in Britain and discuss their opinions about it


Main Aims

  • To practice reading for gist and detail in the context of "fashion statements"

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of compound adjectives in the context of fashion statements


Warm-up/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To engage Ss and activate background knowledge for the following text

T will display pistures, firstly from Turkish history of the migration of different tribes, then the looks of people in that time. T will try to elicit this word from Ss - "tribe" - while asking them questions: who knows Turkish history? who were these people? what were their names? what did they do? did they travel or lived permanently at the same place? how did they arrive in modern Turkey? did they share same language? same traditions? did they wear same clothes? do they still exist? (key answer - no, they are lost, lost tribes)

Lead-In/Pre-teach vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To provide Ss with key words before reading

T will display a picture of modern Istanbul and Taksim and pistures of people who you can meet there, all from different subcultures - rock, punk, goth, hippie. T will ask Ss to guess these names. Ss work in 3 groups. Then T will write on WB a table of three categories: punks' hippies and goths. T will ask Ss to come and write all possible associations with these cultures. ICQ to elicit key words: - will you think of their outfit, hairstyle? - will you describe their look? - will you write about their music/movies preferences? - can you think of where they might live? Key words to elicit: beards, black, death, drugs, the East, fighting, hair grease, horror films, leather jackets, make-up, racism, slogans, the US, the working class, establishment, anti.

Gist Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide Ss with less challenging gist reading

T will hand out the text about "Lost tribes of London" and 4 questions. Ss will read it quickly in pairs and find out answers: 1. they used to wound themselves (punks) 2. they were intolerant to some nationalities (teds) 3. they would wear collars and be be paleface (goths) 4. they would listen to The Beatles (hippies) ICQ: - do you first read questions of the text? (text) - do you read alone? (no, in pairs) - will you check your answers with another pairs? (yes)

Detail reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide Ss with more challenging detail listening

T will split Ss in 4 goups: hippies, punks, goths and teds. T will display a list of words on WB and have each group find out which words match their "tribe" better. While checking, T will ask to explain - why they have chosen these words. ICQ: - will you be looking for words of only your "tribe"? (yes)

Post-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to practice a productive skill

T will have each "pride" present themselves. Firstly each group discusses it between themselves, then one representative from each group comes and talks. Help Qs for discussion: - do your parents support you? - what do you like? - what do you hate? - what music do you listen to? - why did you choose this culture?

Vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To introduce compound adjective to Ss

T will be displaying pictures in order to elicit compound adjectives. Work with the whole class. Then T will give handouts with compound adjectives. Ss will work on their own and match the beginnings of the compound adjectives in column A with their endings in column B. Then Ss will match the compound adjectives to the definitions. Key will be given (back page). ICQ: - do you work individually? (yes) - will you look at the answers first? (no) Key: 1 g clean-shaven - with no beard or moustache 2 b easy-going - relaxed and calm 3 a middle-aged - between 40 and 60 4 c second-hand - already used by sb else 5 f worn-out - in poor condition because it's old 6 e well-off - rich 7 d short-lived - lasting for a short period of time

Controlled practice (3-4 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to practice productive skills

T will give the handouts with the exercise - complete the sentences with the compound adjectives. Ss will work individually. ICQ: - will you work individually? (yes) Key: 1. second-hand 2. worn-out 3. middle-aged 4. clean-shaven 5. short-lived 6. easy-going 7. well-off

Freer practice (5-7 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity for discussion and practice productive skills

T will display correct sentences from the previous exercise on WB. Ss will check themselves. Then T will ask Ss to discuss in pairs: What is your opinion about these things? After discussion; Ss will share their answers with the whole class.

If-Time activity / Freer practice (4-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with freer practice of productive skills

T will split Ss in 4 groups again and have them discuss the statement: Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. Do you agree of disagree? Then Ss will provide key points of their agreement/disagreement.

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