To give exposure and highlighting of vocabulary related to the topic of education.
To help students with speaking and aid in understanding of vocabulary
Procedure (43-54 minutes)
Introduce myself to the students once again, and lead them into the exercise of imagining and thinking about what their parents' school days were like and allow for note taking. Ask students to work in pairs after a few minutes to describe to each other what school was like for their parents
Teacher draws two large boxes on the board, one on the left and one on the right, and have the students play a game to see who can glue the most positive and negative school traits. Two different teams play against each other Tell the students to think about what makes a school good and what makes a school bad. After there are no more papers to glue, have them use what they wrote as an example until there are no students left. After taking notes on the two sides, ask how their own memories of school compare to these two.
Have the students work in groups to discuss the vocabulary. Students use words from the box to complete the gaps. Students change the sentences from the previous exercise to make true statements about their own country
Teacher tells students to read the article and decide which heading goes best with each paragraph. Tell them that they should do it rather quickly and not take too long on it. Have students read again and find information that supports each of the statements.
Have the students get together in pairs to discuss the why question. "Are there any big differences between the schools in your town? Are some schools better than others? If so, why?" What is your idea of a good school?