Success (Reading and Vocabulary)
By the end of this lesson, Ss will have practiced reading for gist and reading for detail in the context of success.
To become familiar with a number of personal adjectives in the context of success.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
- Show Ss a video on success and ask them before watching the video to think of the topic of the lesson. - Ask Ss to say what they know have in mind about success. Write the word success on the board and the ideas they have in mind. Divide Ss into pairs and ask each one to tell his partner which of the written ideas are most important to him/ her and why? Demonstrate the speaking activity with the students by speaking about what success means to me. -After finishing the exercise ask Ss about he knew about his/her partner.
- Ask Ss each on his own to do a matching exercise, give clear instructions and demonstrate the first one. After doing the exercise, ask Ss to check their answers together then give feedback when necessary (ask CCQs and drill when necessary). -Workaholic: /ˌwɜːrkəˈhɔːlɪk/ -Distract: /dɪˈstrækt/ -Set the gist task. Ask Ss each on his own to go through the text quickly (2 minutes) and tell what are these questions about. Ask ICQs: -Are you going to read quickly or slowly? - Are you going to work on your own or in groups?
-Set the follow- up task: Give Ss cards with adjectives and nouns then ask them to categorize them on the board. Give clear instructions. After finishing the exercise, drill with them the hard ones (pronunciation and stress). -If there is time left ask Ss to speak completing this sentence "To be successful, you have to be......because......."
- Set the reading for detail task: Ask Ss to go through the text again and choose the answer that suits them. Give clear instructions. Demonstrate the task with them on the board. Ask ICQs: -Are you going to read slowly or quickly? - Where are you going to write the answers? Are you going to work alone or in groups? - After finishing the task, ask them to count the points. Demonstrate with them how to count them. After that ask them to move and read the results of the questions. Monitor the activity and help Ss. -Set the speaking task: Ask Ss while they are standing to speak to each other. One students asks the other -Does this result tell about you? 'yes' or 'no' and tell why. - Which questions did you find useful? why? -Why do you want to be successful? Demonstrate the activity with them.