To give sts practice in reading for specific information in the context of an article about famous failed marriages.
To give sts freer speaking practice through a discussion.
To review lexis related to relationships.
Procedure (44-61 minutes)
Teacher does a demo of the activity with one of the students. T hands out small pieces of paper to students and asks them to write down the name of a well-known Hollywood celebrity on it. Sts pin it on the back of their friends. Sts walk around the room, asking three questions to guess their celebrity. The first student to guess wins. Anticipated ICQs: How many questions will you ask? What will you do after three question?
T hangs pictures of the celebrities in the text and ask students what they know about them. Sts do the exercise #1 (p16).
T clarifies some of the vocabulary that may block the reading session.
Sts quickly read the text (1 minute) and do the exercise # 2 (p16) in pairs. WCFB
Sts read the text in detail and do the ex. #3 (p16) individually. They check the answers in pairs. WCFB
Sts do the lexis exercise #1 (p17) individually, using the text. They check the answers in pairs. WCFB Anticipated CCQs: -Do you split up with your boyfriend/girlfriend if s/he asks someone out? -Can people have children at the age of ten? -You don't like a man/woman. Do you ask him/her out? -Can a woman with children have a career? Why? -Do couples with children should have a stormy relationship?
In groups, sts discuss whether they agree with the statements in ex. #1. WCFB