Reading and speaking
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar in the context of Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role-playing and conversation in the context of Ewan MacGregor- a famous filmstar
Procedure (29-36 minutes)
T shows Ss some pictures of Ewan Macgregor- a famous actor- in addition to a pic of a theatre asking them about kinds of films they like watching and if they know this actor or not, eliciting 'theatre and starring role'.
T establishes the idea of an audience asking a famous actor questions about his life. T intorduces the words 'audience and script' in addition to some films of Ewan such as 'Trainspotting' and 'Star Wars'.
Students gist read the information in the caption about Ewan trying to answer two questions about his life which are; "Where's Ewan from?" and "Did he work in the theatre?".
Before Ss read through the questions of the audience to Ewan in Ex;1, T pre-teaches some difficult words such as; supportive, mime and shut down on something through giving them a handout with an exercise to match these words with their definitions. After Ss check their answers in pairs, T gives them feedback. Ss read through the questions of Ex;1 then they move to Ex;2 to match the questions with Ewan's answers. After Ss check their answers together, T gives them feedback on a slip of paper.Lastly, Ss are asked to move to Ex;3 and read through sentences about Ewan to decide whether they are true or false, as they also should find reasons for their answers. After the check answers in pairs, T gives feedback in handouts.
T demonstrates the idea of the activity by telling Ss about someone he would likes to interview, as T may list some questions he would ask them. T gives Ss some time to think of a famous person referring them to the questions in exercise1 as an example. One student will be asked to act as an interviewer, asking some questions, to another student, who will be playing the famous person, answering the interviewer's questions. If there's enough time, Ss can exchange roles. T helps Ss with any vocabulary they might need and gives feedback on their mistakes.