To provide practice in reading for specific information in the context of festivals
To provide clarification of the festival lexis in the context of festivals
Procedure (40-52 minutes)
T asks Ss about parties and what makes a good party. T draws a spidergram on the board with empty sections. Ss talk to each other and come up with possible answers.
T asks Ss to think of a festival they know or have heard about. In pairs, Ss ask each other the questions T distributes. T monitors by walking around. Ss swap their papers and read each other's answers. T changes partners and Ss tell the next partner about what they know. T nominates and takes feedback. Then, T tells Ss that they will watch a video. Ss watch a video about Las Fallas. Half of the Ss turn their backs to the board and the others watch the video. The ones watching the video tell their partners what is happening and the partners take notes. When it is finished, pairs talk about the notes.
T tells Ss that they will read a text about the festival they have seen in the video. T gives the H/O. Ss first read the text and find the answers to the questions. They peer check. T elicits answers.
Ss watch the video again and tick the words they see in the video. T checks for unknown vocabulary. Then, Ss complete the description of Las Fallas with the words in the box. T hangs the answer keys on the wall. Ss check in pairs, then they check with the answer keys.
In pairs, Ss talk about if they want to go to Las Fallas or not. They come up with reasons. T takes feedback.