Upper-Intermediate level level
To provide practice reading for detailed and specific information using a text about an inside story in the context of air travel
To provide review of various vocabulary items in the context of air travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of air travel
Procedure (39-49 minutes)
SS discuss questions in small groups: "Have you ever flown on an airplane?" (yes/no) "How do you feel about air travel?" Why? [If you haven't flown before, tell us if you think you would like it or not? Why?" Monitor - help if needed. FB - Nominate Ss to share their experience.
Ss read the back cover of a book called "Air Babylon" and try to guess the answers with a partner. Monitor - help if needed. FB - Nominate Ss to talk about their guesses. Write down the answers on the board. Before starting reading let's review some vocabulary from the text. Show HO_vocab and ask Ss to fill in the gaps with the correct word. Monitor - help I needed. FB - Peer check and then whole class answers. Check understanding of meaning using CCQ. - Language Analysis document. Model and drill vocabulary. - Language Analysis doc.
Ss read the text for 3 minutes and find out about the answers to the questions from the previous activity. This is a solo activity. Monitor - help if needed. FB - Ss peer check answers first and then w/c session. Compare guesses to real answers.
Ss read text again to answer some True/False questions. Monitor - help when needed. FB - Peer check answers. W/c session.
Ss discuss following questions in small groups: 1. Did you find any of the information surprising? Which? 2. Do you believe it at all? Monitor - help if needed. FB- w/c discussion.