Intermediate B1 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about lies in the context of of how of how to differentiate between truth and lies
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of truth and lies
Procedure (45-54 minutes)
Students will be shown an image of a lie detection test taking place. "What do you see in this image?"/ What is happening here?" "Is this a medical test?" Elicit vocabulary like 'lie' " What kind of a machine is this?" Write "lie detector" "Why do we need it?" [ to find out if someone is lying/ telling a lie]
Project the two questions underneath the picture on the board. Ask the students to read the questions and discuss them in pairs. (60 sec) WCF. "what do you think a white lie means?" (Underline white lie in the question on the board) "Do you have an expression for it in Turkish?" "Do you think its ok to tell white lies?"
Explain that students are going to read a newspaper article the title of which has been removed. (Project it on the board) They will be given three titles. The class will be divided into groups of three. (group A, B, C etc) They will quickly go through the text and decide which title is the best choice. (3 minutes) ICQs: "Do you have to write something?" [no], "What do you have to do?" [Read quickly and choose a title for the article] After time is up, each group holds up the title they chose. Teacher puts the correct one on the board.
The students will be asked to read the article again individually. Then they discuss and answer the questions for the next activity in pairs. ICQs: "What do you do first?" [read the article on your own], " Do you have to write the answers?" [yes], "Do you answer the questions alone or in pairs?" [ in pairs] Project the article on the board. After 7 minutes, ask the students if they have the answers. Read out the questions one at a time and ask a student to come up and underline the related information in the article. (Write 1, 2 a,b,c,d and 3)
The image of a cartoon character is projected on the board. "Do you know who this is?" [Pinnochio] "Why is his nose so big?" [because he told a lie] "What about real life, when someone lies does their nose become big like pinnochio's?[no] Focus attention to the question and ask the students to work in two groups. Students discuss (1 minute) Write if someone's lying, ........ Each group shares their ideas Keep adding to the statement with different ideas (also serves as error correction)