To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Peter Black being made redundant in the context of Unemployment
To provide fluency speaking practice in a role play in the context of giving bad news
Procedure (60-79 minutes)
Watch the video. Task - what is the topic? What words do you see / think of? Sts in pairs brainstorm lexis related to 'The Economic Crisis'. Drill key lexis: Recession (n), Economic crisis (n),
Show visual of Peter Black. Ask Qs: - How old is he? What's his job? Tell them he is dead. Ask them to write 3 questions to ask about Peter Black. Elicit a few questions on the w/b.
Give text. Read the text and see if you can find the answers to your questions. Pairs - ask your partner your questions. Give comprehension questions. Sts read the text again and ask the comprehension Qs to their partner. Scanning task. In groups the sts take a definition from the teacher and see if they can find the word in the text.
Role Play. On w/b - visuals of Peter Black and Personnel Manager. Ask them to consider this interview. Pairs brainstorm: What do they talk about. Elicit - references, notice period, redundancy money, health insurance, re-training opportunities etc. How do we give bad news? Categorise the expressions. drilling for pronunciation. Role Play. Mini demo. Sts Role Play - one student observer to take notes and give feedback. Feedback fro Observer. Discussion Questions