Weather lesson, reading
Intermediate, American 4.B. level
To provide detailed and scan reading practice using a text about the weather in the context of the effect of weather on people's moods
To provide clarification and practice of weather words in the context of how is the weather in Iran in different seasons
Procedure (29-43 minutes)
The teacher starts the class by asking how is the weather today and if it is students' favorite weather. Then they have one minute to talk about their favorite weather and brainstorm as many words as possible in relation to weather with their partners.
students look at the title and say their ideas about it. They discuss if weather has ever had any positive or negative effects on their own life or that of their family members'. The following words should be pre-taught here: Make tempers boil, drive some body nuts, irritable and assault.
students start skimming the text to see if their guess was right about weather effects on people's moods. They will also answer this question: what is the main idea of the passage?
Students start scanning the text and answering true or false questions and also giving their reasons. They should say which part of the passage helped them to understand the answer. They can check their answers in pairs. Then they should try to guess the meaning of highlighted words in pairs
Now as a post reading or activation part students have a couple of minutes to talk about typical weather conditions in Iran in different seasons in their groups.