A1 Elementary level
To enable students to develop their reading skills for gist and detailed understanding using a text about daily routine in the context of a famous actor's life style.
To introduce students vocabulary for daily routine in the context of the reading text (get up, go to bed, have breakfast, start work/class, study, sleep, etc.)
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
Play students a short clip related to daily routine. Ask Ss what they can say about the video, what it is about. Ss express their ideas.
Introduce daily routines power-point by projecting on w/b the relevant pictures in the HO. Give matching pictures with the words/phrases activity in HO. Ss work on their own, then they check in pairs. Then check as a w/c. Model and drill the words/phrases. Highlight the pronunciation of breakfast /ˈbrek.fəst/, lunch /lʌntʃ/, work /wɜːk/ and the different vowel sounds in leave /liːv/ and live /lɪv/. If I have enough time, I will get the Ss match the vocabulary in ex 1a with the times of the day in ex 1b. Make columns on the w/b and get Ss categorize them. Ss come to the w/b and write their answers. Talk about the picture shown on the reading text. What can they see in the picture? Is an actor’s life interesting? Why? Ss discuss as a whole class.
Put Ss into groups or pairs and ask them to guess what an actor's life is like. Get FB without confirming. Get Ss to scan read the text in pairs to see if their ideas were correct. Remind Ss they should obtain general understanding about the text they should not just read word-for-word. Peer check then w/c FB.
Give Ss T/F statements in ex 3. Ss work on their own by reading the text in detail to decide which sentences are true, then they check in pairs. Then check as I whole class, correct the false sentences by rewriting them on the w/b.
Get general FB on the reading -are they surprised about an actor's life, is it exciting etc. Ss discuss in small groups. w/c FB