TP6 Consumer Crazy
To practice reading for gist and specific information in the context of buying things
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of buying things
To provide clarification of some new vocabulary
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
T asks ss 'What is the thing that all women like the most?' (Shopping). If they don't get it, T shows them a picture of a woman going shopping. T opens a discussion with ss about why they love or hate shopping. T asks ss to work in pairs and discuss 'If you could go out and buy anything today, what would it be? Do you ever buy things you don't need?' ss have 2 minutes for discussion. ICQs: Are you working in pairs? (Yes) Are you writing? (No) Are you speaking? (Yes)
T uses pictures to elicit the words and their meanings. (jewellery - electronic gadgets - possessions - a reward - deserve - lack of choice) T models and drills the words with students, and then highlight the words on the board eliciting the form from ss.
T asks ss to read the introduction to the article and look at the photos and the headings. T asks ss 'What do you think the article is about?' T sets 2 minutes for the task. Ss work individually, then check answers in pairs. T gives feedback. ICQs: Are you working in pairs? (No) Are you writing or reading? (Reading)
T asks ss to individually read the article in order to answer the questions in the handout given to them. T divides ss A: Read Text 1 / B: Read Text 2. T gives ss another handout to make it easier for them to answer. Then each ss tells his partner about what he/she read. After that, T gives feedback. ICQs: Are you working individually? Are you answering before reading? (No) Are you answering in the other handout? (Yes)
T gives Ss a few minutes to read the other text quickly. Ss find the words in text and discuss the meaning of the words and phrases in pairs. Check the answers with class, giving further explanations / examples where necessary. T asks CCQs; * Which word means without a home? _ homeless * Which word means not having too many things to choose between? _ Lack of choice If there isn't enough time, T gives ss a handout in which students will do a matching exercise matching the word or phrase to its meaning. Ss check in pairs. T gives feedback
T gives ss shreds of paper with 6 questions for each group. Each student picks a questions to ask the group and have discussion on it till the group finishes the 6 questions. If there is enough time, each group chooses a speaker to share their ideas with the whole class.