To provide practice of advantages and disadvantages in the context of personal characteristics.
To provide practice of personal characteristics in the context of space travel.
Procedure (46-55 minutes)
T will elicit, "What kind of people should go to Mars?" T will play a short clip of a fictional mars mission. Sts discuss among themselves. WC feedback.
T will distribute WS 1. T will show a short clip of Mars 500 to the class. Sts will discuss questions from PART 1 with a partner. T will elicit, "Is this a simulation or on they on Mars?" T will call on 2 or 3 students for feedback.
T will give students 1 minute to review the questions on WS 1, Part 1. T will play recording 4.6. Sts check their answers. "Will you be listening?" Yes T shows answers on Vestel.
Sts will choose the correct alternative (PART 3) and then T will play listening again to check their answers. Sts then check their answers with their partners. T will distribute transcript. T will clarify any words that sts may not understand. T shows answer key on the Vestel.
T will split the class into groups of 3. Each group will take WS 2 and post it onto the wall. T will then distribute the vocabulary words to each group. Sts decide which characteristics would be an advantage or disadvantage on a mission to Mars, Sts will have 3 minutes. 2 groups will then combine into one and share which qualities they believe a crew should have on a space mission. Sts then write their advantages, disadvantages and both up on the white board. T does pronunciation and stress for each one.