To provide gist reading practice using a text entitled "the millionaire with a secret" in the context of success in life
To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary including "dyslexia, gamble, recession, and broke" in the context of the millionaire.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
The teachers asks the students whether they know somebody who is a millionaire? Do they know how the person became millionaire? Do they like to become a millionaire?
The teacher introduces the blocking words by elicitation. The teacher makes clarification on meaning, form and pronunciation (MFP). The teacher gives the students an exercise to complete.
The passage is given to the students without having any title. The teacher gives the passage to the students and asks them to gist it and come of with an appropriate title for it. Then the teacher gives another gist activity for which the students should go through the passage quickly once again and put the events in the exercise in order.
The students are given the following topic: what do you do if you win 1 million pound? The teacher asks the students to think about the given topic individually for some minutes and then talk about it. Other students are to listen to the person whose turn is to talk. The whole class may be asked some clarification questions about what each of them says.
The teacher draw the students attention by telling them what he will do if he wins 1 million pound. He can use the same sentences as the students used by with correct grammatical form, vocabulary and/or pronunciation.