Reading Skills - Vancouver,Canada.
Beginners 1 level
To provide gist , detailed and scan reading practice on the context bout Vancouver city in Canada .
To provide clarification and practice on new vocabularies and adjectives .Also, to practice productive skills like writing and speaking.
Procedure (25-39 minutes)
-To set the context, I'll present the Canadian flag on the board and ask students to guess what is the text about. - Demonstrate some photos and try to elicit the meaning of students and familiarize with their background. -Try to find similarities between Vancouver and Istanbul as both of cities are coastal cities.
-Students will be divided into 2 groups through out the lesson. -To make sure we don't have blocked vocabularies, we will play a matching exercise (3 minutes). - HO 10 photos and 10 vocabularies with adjectives ex. sunny beach, high mountains. - Ask students in two groups to match them together. - Each group to check with their peers and then stuck their answers on the wall.The team to finish 1st will be the winner and have a point. - Teacher checks and gives FB.
- I'll Hand out the text and ask them individually to skim the text and try to choose a question with each paragraph : Where to stay? When to go? What to do? How to travel? Where to eat? -Then will ask them to group check and after that to write the correct question on the board.I will play the recorder for key answers.
-Students will be handed a fill in the gap exercises using the adjectives in the text.They will have 5 minutes to choose and check with their peers : Fill in the gap: (Sunny - busy - winter- sunbathe -excellent - biggest- delicious- slow- fast) 1-Vancouver is a very……..city, it’s full of people. 2-It rains a lot in ……….., but it’s ………….. in summer. 3-There are …… old trolley and ……Sky Train. 4-Vancouver Chinatown is the ……in North America. 5-In the City, there are ………….. expensive hotels. 6-In spring, you can ……… on the beach in the afternoon. -Students will be asked to go on board and write down their answers.I'll use the Student-Student feedback this time.If a student got a wrong answer they will lose the point of the exercise.
- In 3 minutes, students will answer the below True or False statement individually and check it within their group : A-Vancouver is in the USA. B-The city is warm and sunny in summer. C-You can go skiing in the mountains in spring. D-There are excellent shops, opera and theatre in Yaletown. E-The Chinatown in Vancouver is the second biggest town in North America. F-All hotels in Vancouver are expensive. G-In Vancouver, they have a lot of old trolley buses and fast sky train. H-You can use the ferry to see the city. -Then check it in their group. -Each group will write their answers on the board and then I'll put the key answer at the end and the correct answers will take a point.
-Students to practice productive skills, They will write down three sentences to describe their home cities or towns and hot it looks like in winter or summer. -Each student from group A will choose a student from group B and read their sentences and get to know more about each other. -I'll be closely monitoring the discussions.