Students practice reading a celebrity interview for both gist and details
To teach phrases used with free time activities
Procedure (38-46 minutes)
The lesson starts with a review for present simple positive and negative forms. The students write 6 sentences about themselves using present simple negative and positive, for example: I like ... I don't like ... Students then sit in pairs and share their sentences with their colleagues. The teacher asks students questions about their partners. They answer with full sentences to ensure maximum practice of present simple different forms.
The teacher guides students to elicit the concept of free time activity. The then teacher distributes handout (2) with pictures of free time activities and their names shuffled. Students work in pairs to match each picture with the name of the activity. Students then listen to the recording to check their answers. They practice the pronunciation of phrases with free time activities chorally and individually. The teacher then displays different photos to help students elicit the meaning of some new words (band, noise, fantastic, the weather, rap).
The teacher displays a picture of the British band on the board and makes students elicit the topic of the reading/ listening. The teacher sets a reading/ listening scanning activity. Then he distributes the reading text (handout 3) to students to listen and read individually. The teacher asks students randomly about the free time activities Ruby and Phil do in their free time. The teacher then plays the recording again, students listen and read again to do ex.4.a individually. Students discuss their answers in pairs.
After students read about Phil and Ruby's free time activities, they write 5 sentences about their free time activities. When they finish, they get together in groups of 4 and share their activities with their groups. The teacher asks random students to talk about their colleagues' free time activities. The monitors and takes notes on the students' use of the new language, he then praises the good language and elicits corrections for the inaccurate language.