Risk and Accidents
To provide practise reading for gist and specific details
To provide students the opportunity to speak in pairs about the idea of risk
Procedure (48-60 minutes)
Students will look at the cartoon picture and guess what the woman is doing. They will then give other examples of risky behaviour.
Students complete 3 part vocab matching to ensure they understand. Teacher will check vocab understaning. Students will take risk quiz individually and then score themselves. To generate interest and comparison, the teacher will show his own risk profile. Then Ss will discuss the quiz results in pairs. Finally feedback to the teacher about their scores.
To ensure Ss are ready to read, they will do another simple vocab matching activity. Teacher will check understanding. In pairs, students use new vocabulary to predict the reading ideas. (no feedback yet). Teacher will given instructions, focused on reading for main ideas only. Ss will read individually.
To check reading for main ideas, Ss will finish the stem sentences in pairs, discussing what they remember. Then they will be told to read for detail (slowly) to check their ideas. They then compare with a NEW partner to see if they got stem sentence answers correct. Quick feedback response to teacher.
In pairs, Ss will discuss the ideas of hte article, using personal experiences to express an opinion about whether they are correct or not. This is freer practise.
If there is extra time, the students can discuss what high-risks activities they would like to do.