X Factor winners
Elementary ( A2) level
To guess the meanings of some vocabulary.
to read the text for details.
To read to get specific information from the text.
To ask and answer questions for an interview.
Procedure (40-25 minutes)
Students look at the pictures and and the title of the text and say one thing about each picture. T. asks: Where are they? Are they famous? Do you know what "X Factor " is? Students predict things about the persons in the pictures and brainstorm ideas or words.
Students work in pairs to guess "Which two of the four singers are winners?" Students read the text to check their answer.
T. gives instructions for the vocabulary activity Students work in pairs to match words with pictures and definitions. Teacher and students discuss the meanings. Teacher drills the highlighted words in the text.
Teacher gives students T/F sentences Students first work alone, read the text and circle the correct answer Students work in pairs to check answers Students work in groups to correct the false sentences Teacher checks their answers and provides feedback.
Teacher gives instructions for the post-reading activities First, students work in groups to talk about similar programmes to X Factor in their country, and mention names of some winners. Second, Students have a hand-out with questions (a questionnaire), T. goes with students over the form and the way to fill it in They mingle and ask each other questions and write their partners responses. When they finish, they add the numbers of the "How well" column The student who has the highest number will be the X Factor