Anna LP 6a
To provide reading practice using a text about Arnold Schwarzenegger in the context of Celebrities involvement in politics
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Celebrities involvement in politics
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
Ss will be asked if a celebrity can become a president. Ss will be presented with a photo of Oprah Winfrey and they will be asked to discuss in pairs if they know any other international celebrities involved in politics and whether it's good or not.
Ss will look at a photo of Arnold Szwarzenegger and discuss in pairs and discuss how much they know about him, based on an ex. 1 on p. 56 in the textbook (Upper-intermediate). Ss then will be asked to share some of the info.
Ss will be given a text with Arnold Schwarzenegger's bio. They will be asked to scan the text and do ex. 2 on p. 56 in the textbook. The Ss then will be asked to compare their answers in pairs. Ss will share answers with the whole class and T will error correct. T might also explain the meaning and pronunciation of: embodiment - symbol bodybuilder - someone who lifts weights to make their body strong and big set your sights on something - you decide that you want something and you try hard to get it show promise - show potential to fight off something - defend against
Ss will be asked to read the text in detail and put the event's of Arnold S.'s life in the correct order (events will be cut out and given to Ss by the T), ex. 3 p. 56 from the textbook. Ss will work in groups of 4. After the exercise, Ss will compare their answers with others and provide reasons for their answers. If necessary, T will error correct.
Ss will discuss in pairs if celebrities should be involved in politics or not and provide reasons to their answers. Think about how celebrities can influence the public. Provide celebrity examples. Then, Ss will be asked to stand up, mingle and share their answers with other Ss (background music e.g. bossanova might be provided from youtube). If time allows, Ss will share answers with class.