Body language lesson
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about body language in the context of facial expressions and emotions
To provide fluency speaking practice in a body language in the context of facial expressions and feelings
To provide inference listening practice using a text about body language in the context of facial expressions and feelings
Procedure (43-54 minutes)
Ss are shown the title of a book about body language. They also read the subheading and discuss the statement showing their ideas about it.
The students are shown Dame Helen Mirren's picture based on which they speak about different parts of human face and share their opinions about facial expressions. At this stage, they also focus on some unfamiliar words and find out their meanings according to the context.
Ss are provided with text about body language and they skim the passage in order to get its gist. Then they scan the passage to answer to the questions in the exercise 6b and after finishing they discuss and check their answers in pairs.
Ss read the relevant sentences in the passage more intensively in order to do exercise 6c where they should find synonyms for the words and phrases. They are provided with card with words and their definitions on, and they do this activity in pairs. After they finish, they are provided with correct answers.
Ss are given pictures of people with different facial expressions. They should find out what the people in the pictures feel. They discuss this in pairs and share their opinions. Then the students listen to the recording and check their answers. They can listen to the recording again for more detail and take notes. Next, the student are involved in freer activity as a pair work throughout which they make different gestures to each other and find out what these gestures mean.