Describe Past Event
To provide gist reading practice using a text about past event in the context of taxi driving
Procedure (46-54 minutes)
To activate Ss' existing knowledge of the topic use an image of taxi and image of taxi driver image T-S task FB (elicit several opportunities) - WC question: what is the topic of today's session? WC FB: elicit several ideas: driving, taxi, woman. - Using Melissa's picture the teacher introduces her Put students into 2 groups. Give instructions about Ex. 1. Give the students the Introduction text and Ex. 1. Discuss the questions together. FB: Teacher mandate one person from the group to answer a question. Language note: British English: taxi, taxi driver US English: cab, cab driver
Put students in pairs. Give instructions about Ex. 2a: guess the meaning of the forthcoming reading according the words given in the task. Feedback: mandate students to predict the reading. (no confirmation from teacher)
Several key words selected from the reading are written on the WB. Words are chosen because they are key words to understand the text and answer questions from Ex. 3 and Ex.1 - Rush hour - Wallet - Tip - Joke - During - As * The students are put in pairs and they discuss these words. Eliciting meaning Write vocabulary meaning on the WB and show appropriate image Feedback: WC word drilling
Students are put in pairs They read the text from Ex. 2b. Students are monitored and helped about unknown words
Give Ex. 3. In same pairs students answer ex. 3. FB: A student from each pair is mandated to answer one question.
Put students in pairs. Give Ex. 1 fill the gap according the reading. FB: mandate students to read
Put students in pairs. Ex. 4 instructions: bad and good points about being a taxi driver. They talk together.