The mind/ Unusual achievements
To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and details, and also speaking fluency in the context of two genders.
To introduce vocabulary related to the topic (Brain differences of two genders)
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
- Engage the Ss by asking to look at the title and pictures of the reading on the board. - Ask Ss to think if men and women are better at different things.
- Put Ss into pairs and tell them to discuss the questions .Ex.1, page 40. - Give Ss a few minutes to do the activity and check as a whole class.
- Put Ss in pairs. - Introduce the text and give them a few minutes to discuss and a few more minutes to read quickly and check their answers. Ex 2, page 40. - Check the answers as a whole class.
Detailed reading - Give the instructions clearly. - Ask Ss to work individually. - Tell them to read the text and underline the sections that give the information. -Ask ICQs to clarify any misunderstanding. - Put Ss in pairs to check their answers. Ex. 3 page 40. Controlled practice - Give the instructions clearly. - Put Ss into pairs. - Explain that guessing meaning from context is an important skill. Ask them to guess the meaning of the given words and phrases from the text. (without dictionary) Ex.4, page 40. - Monitor the class for any possible problems.
Speaking - Put Ss in groups (3 or 4). - Allow time to discuss the questions in Ex. 5, page 40. - Make sure they explain their opinions and ask questions. - Monitor and help if you are asked to. Vocabulary - Give clear instructions and pass the hand-outs. - Put Ss in pairs and ask them to match the definitions. Ex.1, page 41. - Elicit or give examples if necessary. - Put the answers on the board (use projector if possible) for students to check. Speaking - Put the sentences (related to gender differences) on the board. - In small groups, get the Ss to discuss the sentences. - Monitor and make sure they are on the right track.