Intermadiate B1 level
To give Ss practice reading, in particular skim reading for gist, scanning for specific information and deducting meaning through the context about Australia.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Australia(famous people, animals, climate,cities,history,things to do)
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
- Write the vocabulary from Speaking ex 1 on to the w/b. - Show them the pictures of Australia and ask them 'Do you have any idea which country this is?' and elicit ideas about Australia. -Stick 'Aborigine' and 'the outback' on the w/b - Put the Ss into small groups (at their tables) & ask them to share everything they know about Australia using the pictures & category prompts on the w/b to help them. Ss discuss their ideas - Take some general w/c FB.
-Tell Ss they are going to read a text about Australia, but first we’ll look at some vocabulary. - Show the Ss the HO & tell them to decide if they know or don’t know the words & put them in the appropriate column. Ss work alone to consider vocabulary - Then put Ss into small groups – Ss help each other with the words – teaching each other if another S doesn’t know. - Then deal w/c with any words that no one knows
-Check that Ss know what a “web diary” is & tell them they’re going to read one about a trip around Australia. Set the questions in Reading ex 1 and tell Ss to read the first part only quickly to answer the questions. Ss skim read. - Get Ss to peer check – then take w/c FB.
-Focus Ss on the statements in ex 2. Tell Ss to read the second part of the text & decide if they are true or false. Ss read and decide on answers - Get Ss to peer-check – do w/c FB.
-Focus Ss on ex 3 and tell them to work together to find adjectives in the text used to describe different things, e.g. people (do the first example w/c to check Ss know what they’re doing) - Ss check against an answer key – deal with any problems, questions Ss have
- Ask Ss if they’d like to go to Australia after reading about it, tell them to talk about this in pairs.