Teacher Practice 1
To provide students practice in reading for gist and detail in the context of the power of numbers.
To review and practice more number-related vocabulary.
Procedure (26-40 minutes)
Draw numbers 7, 13, 40, 666 on the board to elicit ideas of their meaning. Elicit some related lexis – e.g. bring luck/misfortune. Ss in pairs brainstorm what they know about these spacial numbers. w/c FB
Do Vocabulary ex 1 p.10 (put the numbers in the correct order). Peer check in pairs before eliciting/giving the answers in whole class feedback.
Read the numbers out and have the students write them down on a piece of paper. Peer check in pairs before eliciting/giving the answers in whole class feedback. Do some pronunciation drilling of 30/13, 40/14, etc.
To explain the meaning of the words 'common', 'lucky', 'sequence', 'unlucky' for a basic understanding.
Write the numbers from the reading (8, 3, 13) on the board and ask students to guess what significance the numbers might have. Ss peer-check their answers in pairs and make some notes. Feedback: Give Ss the text and have them check their ideas (1 or 2 minutes). Check as a whole-class and deal with any questions.
Do Reading ex. 2 p.11 'The power of numbers'. Set the task (find the example of ...) before Ss read. Give them time to peer-check before doing whole-class feedback. Ss read the text. w/c FB
Divide the class into two groups. Ss share their ideas about special numbers in Turkish culture (4-6 minutes). Ss work in pairs (they move around the class and chose a partner) and talk about their personal lucky and unlucky numbers. After having spoken with one partner, S chose another one to speak with (5-7 minutes). Monitor and help where necessary. Nominate some Ss and get feedback. If there is time, collect some errors with the “be verb” and do delayed error correction on the board after the task.