Hala Gamal 25/8/2017, Things you can't live without.
To provide gist, scan, detailed, deduction and inference reading practice using a text about Things we can't live without in the context of Machines behaving badly
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion about how Technology can be harmful in the context of Machines behaving badly.
Procedure (24-32 minutes)
I am going to show my students a picture then ask them -What can you see in this picture? -what does it refer to?It refers to the bad effects of technology in our lives and its bad usage by the human. -what do you think, technology is good or bad? (that's the rationale reason to show them the video) let's see this video together to find out whether the technology is good or bad. *A task on the lead it stage: -I will ask my students to write 2 sentences the first about how technology can be helpful, the second about how does it negatively affect our lives. -checking answers in pairs followed by a feedback.
I will ask the students to have a quick look at the text (skimming) to know its general idea. *ICQS: -Are you going to read every single word in the text or just knowing the general idea about the topic? general idea. (i will give them 1 minute for skimming). After that, I will ask the students to look at the pictures on page 80 and write the name of each device below its picture. -I will ask them which one of these devices you have used before?and which one do you feel positively about? -I will show them pictures of hardware, a spare part, being out of date thumbs, instructions manuals to check their understanding about them. -I will ask them to match the words in the activity 3 with the devices in the activity 2. I will ask them to check their answers in pairs then feedback.
I will ask them to read the text carefully then match the headlines in the activity 4 with the paragraphs which describe it. *ICQS: Are you going to write the description or just match? Match I will ask them to check answers in pairs then provide them with feedback.
I will ask the students to work in pairs to find the answers to the questions in the activity 6 from the text. *ICQs: - Are you going to work individually or with your partner? with the partner. -Are you going to answer according to your own opinion or according to to the text? the text. *Giving feedback.
- I will ask my students to discuss together if the author was a male or female, young or middle-aged? and why they think this? and if they agree with he/she or not and do you think he/she is living in the past or old fashion? I will give them some time to prepare their notes to help them to discuss this question while speaking. an example if I need to demonstrate with it: * For me, I think the writer is a man, men are interested in technology more than women, and playing video games and stuff like that. I know we can find women also like these things but not as much as men. Women like to watch cooking programs from their view point and Turkish series. Men find it very boring so they prefer surfing the internet more than watching T.V and of course, they will need to call the call center for solving the internet connection complaints especially if they are participants in TE data company in Egypt. I think his age between 30 and 35 and he tried all these devices before and wasted a lot of time and after realizing the importance of every single moment he wanted to increase the awareness of the youth to use technology in a useful way and not to let it control our lives or being an addict for it. *I will ask the students to choose a piece of technology that they are using every day and discuss with their partners how does it affect negatively and positively in their lives. I will give them some times to set some notes in case they need it, then open a discussion in pairs with their partners.