To provide detailed reading practice using a text about business ideas in the context of hopes, dreams and ambitions
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of inventions
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
T tells students that they are going to read two articles about two inventors and that one invented the karaoke and the other the Ipod. T tells Ss that before they read the articles, they are going to read a list of statements about the inventors and they are to guess which statements are about the karaoke or Ipod inventor.
T introduces the vocabulary that can be a problem for students during the reading task. T solicits meaning using CCQs, provides meaning for those that the CCQ method does not work or shows pictures on the board.
Instruction(s): you are going to read a story about the inventor of the Ipod or the karaoke. You have 5 minutes to do so. (T divided the students into two groups (A and B). T gives group A article 1 and group B article 2. T checks that Ss have the correct article.) Ss read the story. T monitors and offers clarification when needed. Instruction(s): you are going to complete a summary of the article you have just read using sentence heads provided. T projects the sample summary handout on the board. T checks understanding and gives handouts. (T checks that each S has the correct handout for the story they read.) You have 5 minutes to complete the task.
Instruction(s): you are going to tell each other about the article you have read. Talk for 4 minutes about the similarities and differences the two man have. T partners the students (A with B). T monitors the students. T gets feedback; T draws two tables on the board, one for similarities and the other for differences, Ss writes under each section and then Ss are given the chance to discuss them.
Instruction(s): you are going to complete a matching exercise. You will match sentences 1-3 with a-c. (T projects on the board and demonstrates.) T gives out the handouts and gives a time limit of 5 minutes. T gets feedback.
Instruction(s): you are going to complete a gap-fill exercise. You need to use the verbs from the highlighted expressions in exercises 4 (T shows the handout) in the correct form. T demos: How did Inoue Daisuke (come) up with his idea? T shows that, the original sentence from the article read, Inoue Daisuke came up with the idea in 1971. The original uses the past and the question form uses the present. T sets the time (5 minutes) After the task T asks students to check their answers with someone next to them. (2 minutes) Instruction(s): turn to the person next to you and check your answers.