To provide gist, scan and detailed reading in the context of environmental problems
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of environmental problems
Procedure (48-58 minutes)
T projects images on WB of Environmental problems. T asks SS what they see: ELICIT a few words, write on WB. T asks SS to discuss in pairs : -Which environmental threats to the world do you think are the most serious and Why?
T gives HO-1 to SS and ask them to keep their papers face-down. T: Before reading the text, let's first talk about a few more Environment-related words. ELICIT and DRILL: 1. DYES : Natural or chemical substance used to change colour of something DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! Write on WB 2. DUMPED: When you dump sthg, you throw it away w/out recycling it and w/out much concern about what happens to it. DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! Write on WB 3. GAS-GUZZLING: If you guzzle sthg, you eat or drink it fast and greedily. A gas-guzzling car uses a lot of fuel and is expensive and uneconomic. DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! Write on WB 4. TURBINES: a machine that converts movement of wind, gas or the power of moving water into electricity. DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! Write on WB 5. PLUMMETING: Falling very fast DRILL! DRILL! DRILL! Write on WB
SS flip their papers over. SS read the webpage and match the photos A-F to the stories 1-6 WC FB: Answers: A: 6, B: 5, C: 3, D: 1, E:4, F:2
SS are given HO-2 SS match the highlighted words on the webpage to the definitions 1-5. FB with WC. T writes answers on WB next to the lexis previously taught and written on the board.
SS are grouped into three's or four's depending on amount of SS. T asks SS to individually read webpage again and complete the stories 1-6 with missing sentences a-f in their groups. HO3 : T hands out jumbled missing sentences. ICQ! ICQ! When finished, SS get up and check results of other groups. T hands out answer key.
Let's play a Game! It's called : Who's the Greenest? T says: I will give you all a questionnaire. Imagine you are working for Greenpeace in Turkey or some similar organisation and you need to find out more about how environmentally friendly people are..... T models first question and answer with a S. T tells SS that they will all be getting up and walking around to question each other. ICQ! SS are given HO#4 (8 mins) FB with WC. Select S with most check-marks: ------ is the Greenest!
SS discuss in their groups: 1. How exactly do each of these actions benefit the environment? 2. Can you add three more tips to this list? FB with WC. Wrap up lesson.