To give students practice reading, in particular skim reading for gist, scanning for specific information and deducting meaning through the context about 'Dream Homes'
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of Dream Homes.(advantages and disadvantages of where they live and disadvantages to living in Paradise Ridge)
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
-Play back-to-the-board-game to elicit Dream Homes. -Show students pictures of different kinds of house and ask any of them would be their dream homes and why why not. -Get a few general ideas - Tell students to quickly read through the sentences in Speaking excercise 1 and ask if there are any words they don't know. -Check and deal with unknown vocabulary by involving other students explain the words wherever possible. - Give students exercise 1 to discuss in pairs then take some general feedback - Ask students to think of advantages and disadvantages of where they live. -Put students in pairs to compare their ideas after they do it alone. -Take some general feed back -Ask students if they would like to live anywhere else and why -Get a few ideas - -
-Elicit the following words - scenery, region, cabin,(using a picture) community, communal, vacation, resident, vote. - Drill community, communal and scenery
- Tell students that they will read an article from a magazine about a place called Paradise Ridge - Tell them to read quickly and ask what part of the magazine it comes from. - Give students the reading exercise 1 hand out for them to read the choices - Get students to peer check after they choose the best answers. - Take feedback as a whole class - Ask students to focus on the sentences in exercise 2 and ask students if they can remember which of the information is mentioned -Put students in pairs to discuss their sentences -Ask students to read again more slowly to check their answers -Peer-check and take feedback as a whole class.
-Ask students if there would be any disadvantages if there would be any disadvantages to living in Paradise Ridge. - Elicit a couple w/c and put them on the white board - Put students in group of 3 and ask them to think at least 3 different disadvantages - Get students from the groups and to write a disadvantage on the white board by involving other students - Ask students if they all agree or have any other ideas
-Tell students they will listen to some residents talking about Paradise Ridge - Ask students to check if they mention disadvantages or different ones - Ask students to listen and check their predictions. -Peer-check and take general feedback to see if the disadvantages were the same.