Intermediate B2 level
To provide gist and inference reading practice using a text about an adventure story in the context of childhood memories and adventures.
To provide clarification and review of a common set of phrasal verbs in the context of childhood memories and adventures.
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
Students will play a game called the telephone game, also called the Chinese whisper. Class will be divided in two groups and students will line up next to each other in two rows. First member will read a sentence offered by teacher and whisper the sentence to the next student and so on until the last member writes it on the board. The team with the least mistakes wins
After all 4 sentences are written on the board and corrected, students will be asked if they can gather from what they see what the sentences could be about.
Students will be given Reading 1, a prepared text and are asked to read for gist, what kind of story is this? After they're finished and offer their opinion on the type of story they think it is, they'll be asked to discuss w/partner what kind of adventures did they get into as a child. Partner will report about what they hear.
Students will receive Reading 2, the same text with the difference in form, almost all the phrasal verbs are replaced with verbs. Students will be put in pairs and are asked to read and find all the phrasal verbs they can and pair them with the verbs from the latter reading and make a list with phrasal verbs and their meaning according to the text.
Students will receive a HO of a storyboard and empty text lines next to each drawing. They'll be put in groups and will be asked to use the phrasal verbs from the list they made and write an adventure inspired from what they see. The stories will be put up so that others can read them and we'll vote the best story!