Reading for Gist and Specific Details
This lesson aims to improve ss' ability to read for gist and specific details. Ss will practice matching certain words with the extracts and to do this they need to get the overall idea of the texts.
The subsidiary aim of this lesson is to teach new vocabulary and phrases used for ordering drinks. The use of the infinitive to also will be practiced with exercises.
Procedure (36-45 minutes)
Ss imagine that they are at a restaurant and they will order drinks. Elicited drinks will be written on the WB by grouping them based on the same phrases they are used. For example, juice and milk will be written together because both of them are used as "a carton of juice or milk".
T sticks pictures of a glass, cup, mug, bottle, carton and can on the WB. These words will be elicited, drilled and then T writes the names under each picture. For example, "a glass of" will be written under the matching picture. As the drinks were elicited in the lead-in stage, T asks ss to make phrases with the drinks and the objects on the WB. T gives an example to clarify: "a glass of milk". The difference between glass, cup, mug etc. will be clarified through pictures.
T explains that ss will ask each other the questions on the paper by chesting the handout. She gives an example for demo: "If you ask me what I like to drink on a hot summer's day, I'd say a bottle of water". T gives the first HO and ss ask the listed questions to each other in pairs.
T writes "Perrier, Cappuccino, Guiness, Earl Grey, Dom Pérignon" on the WB and elicits what kinds of drinks they are. The expected answers are: hot drinks, alcoholic drinks and cold drinks".
Ss read a text which consists of 5 short passages about the inventors of famous drinks and they match the short passages with the 5 names.
First ss do exercise 2 and learn the words blind, brewery and monk by matching them with the definitions written below. Ss will tell the definitions and new words will be drilled. In the reading for specific details stage, ss read the text again and complete 5 sentences with the names of the drinks. They will check answer in pairs and then whole class will give the answers.
T writes 2 or 3 sentences with and without "to" in order to show "to" follows certain verbs, adjectives and it is not used with modal verbs. T gives the last HO. The first extract is about how to make a nice cup of tea which was written by George Orwell. Ss quickly fill in the gaps in the first extract by writing "to" or nothing (-). Ss give answers.
T asks if the text "A nice cup of tea" is about British or Turkish tea. T puts ss into groups of 3-4 and they discuss what's different about making Turkish tea. T monitors ss.
Ss do the last exercise about the use of infinitive with "to" and the answer key will be handed out by the T