Still at home
To give Ss to practice in reading for gist, specific information and detail in the context of adults living at home
To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency, to give Ss practice of simple present, to review family vocabulary in the context of adults living at home
Procedure (38-45 minutes)
Draw on the board or show in a presentation your family tree with 4-5 family members. Tell Ss about your family (eg. Jean is my mother. She is 50. She is very nice). Elicit the words "mother, father, daughter, son, grandmother, grandfather" If time - Ss draw their family trees and tell about them in pairs.
Show in the presentation two questions: "How old are people when they leave the family home? How old are people when they get married?" T splits the class into small groups. Tell Ss to discuss the questions in groups. Whole class feedback. Show a map of England and ask: "What is that?" Ask Ss if they know what is Brighton. Show it on the map and tell that it is a beautiful, seaside town on the south coast of England. Show Andy's photo from the article. Ask: "Who can you see? How old is he?" etc.
Tell Ss to read about Andy Castle and answer the question "What is the problem?" Ss read the text. Ss check their answers in pairs. Check as a whole-class and elicit the correct answer.
T shows the exercise from Handout 2 on the presentation. And gives time to read through the exercise. T gives the instructions and does the first sentence with the whole class to make sure that the task is clear for everybody. T gives handouts 2, Ss read the article again and underline the correct words individually. Ss check their answers in pairs. Check as a whole-class.
Ask Ss: "What do you think of the situation? Why does Andy live at home? Do you know a person in Andy's situation?" (Handout 1, ex.2) Tell Ss to share their opinions in small groups. Monitor and help where necessary. Whole class feedback