To practice Reading for general understanding and details in the context of machines and technology.
To practice semi-controlled speaking using the vocabulary of technology.
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
Start with a question, 'Which things can't you live without? The answers may vary of course.Some ss may say water, food ...etc. Extend the question by adding ' in the modern time' . Guide ss to give the right answers like: mobiles, computers, Tv ..... etc. Elicit more from the students by asking them why they think so. Accept all their answers.
Use short stories, miming, definitions and CCQs to introduce the new vocabulary. Highlight the stress in the compound words and model it. Then drill the vocabulary with them.
Before students start the detailed reading. give them a gist reading task. Ask them to match the headings with the paragraphs. Now demonstrate what are they going to do . Give them time to read and guess the answers.
Give ss time to look through the questions in Ex 5. Ask ss to read the text again for 5 minutes. After that ss are asked to work in pairs to answer these questions according to the writer's point of view. Ss change their pairs and check the answers.
Put ss into groups of four to discuss the questions in ex 7a . Give them time to carry out the discussion by themselves. Monitor while they are working. Get feed back by asking them to change their group and find out if the other groups agree with them or not.