To provide detailed reading practice using a text about the famous tennis player Andre Agassi in the context of parent pressure on kids
To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of Andre Agassi's autobiography
Procedure (45 minutes)
Ask Ss to work in pairs and discuss the questions projected on the board. Then ask what they have found about their partners. Show ss the pictures of Andre Agassi ask for some predictions about his childhood and career.
Give ss the hand outs and ask them to read it quickly and find the information from the text for each question in pairs. Give WC FB.
Project the two questions and ask them to discuss in pairs and give WC FB.
Ask ss to read the text again and find the answers to the questions from the extract in pairs. Give WC FB.
Ask ss to mark the statements with their partners and underline the part that gives them the answer. Ask why for NS statements.
Put papers (i agree- I disagree- I partly agree) on three different places o the floor. Tell ss you are going to see some statements and they will move to one of the stations if they agree' partly agree or disagree with the statement. On each station, they will share their ideas explaining why. Then ask ss to find a person who has the opposite idea from the other group and discuss why. Repeat it for each statement. Give WC FB.