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Anna LP 6a
B2 level

Description

In this lesson, Ss will discuss the involvement of celebrities in politics, and whether they should or not be involved in politics. Ss will look at a photo Oprah Winfrey (mentioned in the previous lesson) and will discuss if a celebrity could become a president (why and why not). Then the Ss will look at a photo of Arnold Swarzenegger and talk in pairs how much they know about him. Then, Ss will read a text about Arnold Swarrzenegger and do a gist reading exercise, followed by a specific information reading exercise. In the last task, Ss in groups, will discuss what are the advantages and disadvantages of the involvement of celebrities in politics.

Materials

Abc music for mingling
Abc Textbook
Abc HO
Abc Oprah Winfrey photo

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about Arnold Schwarzenegger in the context of Celebrities involvement in politics

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Celebrities involvement in politics

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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.

Pre-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

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.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

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

While-Reading (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

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.

Post-Reading Free activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

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.

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