• To provide practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and detail, and speaking for fluency in the context of social networking stories.
To provide grammar practice.
Procedure (40-47 minutes)
T writes the following questions on the board: 1. How many different social networking websites can you name? How are they different? 2. Do you use any of these websites? If you do, how much time per day do you think you spend on them? If not, do any of your family/friends/colleagues use one? How much time do you think they spend on it? 3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of social networking sites? T asks the whole class the first question. T writes students' answers on the board. T answers the questions with reference to herself to demonstrate. Ss then work in pairs to discuss the questions together. T gets feedback from the class.
T tells Ss they will read 2 news stories, 1 from a newspaper and and the other from internet news. T focuses Ss on 1 headline and asks students to talk about it, guess what the story is about. T divides Ss into pairs. Ss walk around the room discussing in pairs what they think the stories are about. T takes some general FB.
For the jigsaw reading, T seats Ss in two separate groups – A & B. T gives instructions for the task (sets the time-limit) – Ss read to match the story with the headline. T gives Text 1 to Group A and Text 2 to Group B. Ss peer-check their answers within their groups. T checks each group’s answers.
T gives each group the relevant set of questions. (T sets the time-limit) Ss read again, then peer-check in their groups. T monitors and makes sure each group has the correct answers, T gives an answer key for students to check their answers. T gives Ss time in their groups to practise re-telling their story in their own words.
T regroups the Ss into pairs – 1 A + 1 B. Ss retell their stories and guess what the headline was. T monitors and takes some general FB.
T gives Ss time to read the story they didn’t read before, before the Extension task. T writes the questions on the board. Ss discuss these in larger groups. T monitors and takes some general FB. Ext. task questions; 1. Do you think the Internet is a good place to meet a future partner? 2. Do you know anyone who has met their partner in an unusual way? 3. Would you ever add members of your family as friends on a social networking site? 4. Would you use a social networking site to find relatives you’ve lost contact with? 5. Do you mind that people can look for you by using an internet search engine?