Anil Kara TP 7
Intermediate' B2 level
To provide product writing practice of a paragraph in the context of interesting things about the world
To provide clarification and practice of language used for cohesion in the context of interests
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
T shows a picture and asks the students why women live longer than men (which is the topic of the reading text they will have read in the first lesson). After a few responses, T says that it's a very interesting topic and that he also has some questions he doesn't know the answer to. Then T proceeds to show two pictures of a pyramid and a dinosaur and says that these are mysterious topics and asks the Ss to come up with a few other topics that they find mysterious. After some brainstorming, T writes the ideas on the board.
T shows a paragraph that he wrote about UFOs but the words UFOs or aliens aren`t written. T asks the Ss to skim the text and try to find out what the text is about. Ss talk with their partners and discuss. T asks the Ss why they think this way and there is a brief WC discussion about it.
Next, T asks the Ss to choose one of the mysterious topics they have put forward in the lead-in stage and to write a similar paragraph to answer the question they have chosen. T explains that they can use the linking words for more cohesion. After the Ss are done, Ss change papers with their partners to proofread each other's text.
T points to one of the linking words and asks the Ss what kind of a meaning it gives to the text. T elicits some answers and then asks the Ss to find similar structures in the reading text. After that, T shows the same text with the linking words underlined. Then, T elicits the meaning of each linking word and clarifies form and pronunciation by drilling and highlighting.
Ss stand up and stick their paragraphs around the class (the front of the class). T asks the Ss to go and read each other's writing and choose the most interesting text. Meanwhile, T also reads the texts to spot errors and then write them on the board (at least 5 sentences). Then Ss work in pairs to correct the mistakes and come to the board for correction.