Reading and Vocabulary
By the end of this lesson, ss will have practised reading for specific information.
To practise controlled speaking.
Procedure (36-49 minutes)
To use a powerpoint slide with "Holiday - Weekend - Friends" written in it and elicit the activities the ss do when they are spending time out (go to the cinema - go out for a coffee - go dancing - have dinner in a restaurant - go to a karaoke bar - watch live music - go for a walk - go for a pizza - go to a bar). To ask the ss to choose their top 3 from the above activities. (Why?)
Pre-teach: banned - ingredient - applaud - unwind - tone deaf - a craze (n) To rely on pictures so that the ss can guess the words. ---> Elicit - CCQs - Drill.
The ss will be given only the introductory paragraph of the article and they will be asked to identify which activities are mentioned in the paragraph (from the activities discussed in the lead-in) and which countries do they associate these activities with? Then, the ss will be given a box with phrases in it and they will be asked which of the three activities do they associate the phrases with? (to draw 3 columns on the W/B) ---> Demo & ICQs set time-limit for the activity. Pair check.
The ss will be given handouts with incomplete sentences written on them and they will be given 30secs to read those sentneces. Then, they will be given the rest of the article/ text to scan read it and complete the sentneces (set time-limit 90secs). ----> Demo & ICQs ---->Monitor. Pair check. Answer keys (if needed)
The class will be divided into 3 groups. Each group will be given a scrap of paper with a topic (related to reading text) to discuss in groups. (5-6mins). ----> Monitoring The groups will be mixed again in a way that ensures that every group contains at least one member from the 3 previous groups and a new discussion will be generated where each group discusses the 3 different topics (instead of 1). ----->DEMO ----> Monitoring.