Mahmoud Elsayed,Reading and Speaking Lesson
To practice reading for specific information in the context of life stories
To provide semis-controlled/less restricted speaking.
Procedure (40-50 minutes)
Show ss some pictures of well-known networking sites
Demonstrate the questions in Ex 2 T-S, S-S open pairs then put the ss in closed pairs to ask each other
Pre-teach some essential vocabulary Pre-teach the following words: insect /ɪn.sekt/ noun extraordinary /ɪkstrɔ.dɪn. ə r.i/ virtual /vɜ.tju.əl/ adjective state /steɪt/ noun COUNTRY Elicit the meaning through the pictures. Ask ss about insect, What's this? Can you tell me other insects?. Ask about virtual. What is this ?, Is it real ? Ask ss about the picture of Abu Simbel building, then elicit the meaning. Is it a special building? Is it ordinary? Ask ss about the places on the map..Elicit the meaning of state. What are these? Are they large? Without reading .I ask ss to look at Ex 3a and use the questions to ask each other
Ss read the text quickly to check if their ideas were the same or different. I ask in general, Did you find your ideas the same or different? Ex4 is reading for specific information. I demonstrate number 1 and number 5, then i ask ss to read quickly to complete the information about Bin Silbermann "individually and tell them that they don't have to understand everything ",after that I ask ss to come to the board to write the answers.
I demonstrate Ex 5 quickly using some of my own Facebook page. I put ss in pairs and ask then to use the questions in Ex 5 to ask each other. Note: If I have enough time I will go back to Ex 1 and mime some of the phrases and ask ss which one they think is the first and which one is the second. i will give the phrases to the ss in separate pieces and ask them to order these events individually according to their own opinion, then i ask them to get up and walk around to see if their order is the same or different.
T asks ss "what kind of risks they you faced when they were children". T writes the word risks on the board and ask ss to elicit different kinds of risks.