Younger brother/ Only child reading
To give Ss practice in reading for gist and detail, and in deducing meaning through a text "Younger brother or only child?" in the context of family life
To provide clarification and practice of the vocabulary used in the text
To give students an opportunity for improving their fluency through a speaking task
Procedure (38-57 minutes)
T asks Ss: 'How many here have brothers?' 'How many here have sisters?' 'Did you enjoy having siblings?' 'Did you prefer to have more siblings or less siblings?' Ss answer. W/c discussion.
T write the title on w/b 'Younger brother or Only child' T asks students to work in pairs and discuss what the text might be about. 'tell your ideas to your partner' Ss discuss in pairs. T elicits ideas and writes a few of the ideas on w/b.
T hand out the paper containing the readings. T tells Ss 'Read the text and check if your ideas were correct' T tells Ss 'tell your partner your ideas were correct or not'
T gives students handouts. 'Mark true if the sentence is correct, and mark false if you think the sentence is wrong.' T tells Ss. 'Check your answers in pairs' T hands out an answer sheets. T asks if anyone still has a question.
Switch the seating so each member of group A is sitting with a member of group B. Ask Ss to 'Tell their partner about what they read'. Ss do the task.
Hand out the papers containing ex d to students. Ask them to fill in the gaps. 'Find one words for each definition from the text' Remind them to 'work together, because some of the words are from your partners text' Ss fill in the gaps. T writes the the numbers of the gaps on the board. T gives each student a marker and they write the answer. T asks if anyone has a problem.
T asks Ss to tell their partner about their family and whether or not they like having siblings. Ss discuss. T monitors. W/c FB.