Pre-intermediate (A2/B1) level
for Ss to practice reading for gist and for details in the context of optismists and pessimists
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary in the context of optimists and pessimists
Procedure (25-27 minutes)
T shows Ss two pictures of two people, one is optimistic the other is pessimistic. -Instruction: what can you see? WCFD T : what can you tell me about the life of a pessimist person ? Ss: answer
-T provides the student with a vocabulary matching task. Ss work in pairs check their answers. -fast finishers write the answers on the board. WCFB -T drills the words.
-T shows the students the picture of the man in the reading text p 45 . Instruction: what can you see? Ss : answer T shows writes the title of the reading text on the board. T: what do you understand? Ss; answer. T asks the Ss to read question 4 -a Read the article about the actor Hugh Laurie. T: read the article quickly and and tell me what two things do Hugh Laurie and Dr house have in common? Ss read the article check in peers WCFB T: refers the student to activity -b- in peers, read the article again and answer questions 1-5 write true/false justify your answers -make a group of 3 and check your answers. fast finishers write the answer on the board
T refers students to the listening task 5-a students listen and say why postive thinking is good for them b- student complete the task check in pairs Then listen to the audio. WCF
-T refers the students to the speaking activity on page 45. Instruction: in groups of 3 discuss the statements find out who is the most optimistic person in the group Student tell their finding to the whole class. - T draw two spider diagrams on the board one with the word pessimist the other with the word pessimit. Ss take turns to write as many words as they can think of.