Reading Lesson on Viral TV Shows
Intermediate, Adult. level
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about internationally popular television shows in the context of media
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of of media and products
Procedure (41-52 minutes)
T connects topic to previous lessons for example films, as well as presenting an anecdote of my personal example of coming from Canada and being shocked that some odd things were popular in Turkey related.
Keywords are pretaught. Form and pronunciation is checked too. A discussion is held on what is popular in Turkey, what is popular abroad, what TV shows are popular, and what things need to be popular.
Students read the text speedily (3 mins) to complete the skimming questions. One student reads answers for feedback. Students read again speedily (3mins) tocomplete scan questions. Students give answers in turn. Students read the text fully and do detailed reading questions. Whole Class check.
Students are asked to devise ideas for two products, TV shows, or even physical things to sell--one that would be popular in Turkey and one that would be popular internationally. Students mingle and explain their ideas to each other and explain why they would be popular. (As speaking is for fluency error correction is delayed) A concluding discussion is held, first on what ideas and why the students had them, and later on, for most of the discussion, on what makes something popular and whether the article changed their minds as to that question.