Pre-Intermediate, Prep C, B1 level
To provide the gist of a text, to read for specific information
To understand the meaning of a word from context, to improve speaking and listening skills while working in groups
Procedure (31-40 minutes)
Students look at the map of world languages on pages 8-9. (The page will be reflected on the board. Students won't look at the text) They will discuss what the map shows, which continents have the least number of endangered languages.
Form 4 groups with 5 students in each group. Hand out the task sheet. Students work with their friends to complete the table. Put the notes on the walls, students read each others' notes walking around.
Put the Multiple Choice questions up on the walls. They walk around and discuss the possible answers giving reasons.
Students look at the text. Give one paragraph to each group. They underline all the different terms for languages. They discuss the meanings and prepare 2 fill in the blanks sentences. Give each paper to a different group to find the correct terms.
Read the passage again and answer the Multiple Questions Complete the chart with the specific information from the text
Students write a short paragraph explaining what they think should be done to save their native language.