Reading for detail
To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist and specific information through a reading about famous annual sporting events in Britain.
To provide Ss with freer speaking practice.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
T shows the picture of sporting event in Turkey and asks Ss what is it. T elicits the correct answer and asks Ss the questions: What kind of sports do you practice? Why? Ss talk in pairs and share their ideas with the whole class.
T shows 3 photos (Oxford and Cambridge boat race, Royal Ascot and Wimbledon) on the white board and tells that they are going to read about sporting events. Ss have to predict what the reading will be about. Ss share their predictions. T gives Ss (HO 1) with the guidebook extracts 1-3 tells them to read quickly and match them to photos A -C on the white board. T reminds Ss that they don't need to understand every word in the text. Ss read individually and then check in pairs. WC FB Ss share their ideas.
T tells Ss to read the emails ( HO 2) relating to the events and match them to the events 1-3 in exercise 1. T clarifies vocabulary if needed. Ss read individually and then check in pairs before the W/C FB.
T divides Ss into As, Bs and Cs groups of 3 or 4 and tells Ss that they are going to read the sentences a-g (HO 3) and decide which event 1-3 they are describing. T gives seven sentences cut into pieces and groups have to stick correct sentences on the pictures on the W/B. T monitors. For the FB students check their answers with the W/C.
T asks Ss: Which event in the ex 1 would you most like to attend? T asks Ss : What are the most important and most popular sports events in your country? and Have you ever been to any of them? Ss work in groups of 3 and discuss their ideas and experiences. Nominate one students from each group to share their ideas.