To develop students' oral fluency in the context of a debate about working women.
To practice using functional language in the context of agreeing and disagreeing.
Procedure (35-44 minutes)
T greets the students. T asks Ss to look at the picture and tell her what they can see. Ss elicit that there is a man and a woman who seem to be competitive . T shows Ss a slide that contains four questions about the picture to help Ss guess the topic of the lesson. "Are they wearing formal or informal clothes?" "Do you think they are at work or at home?" "Do you think women can succeed in work and be competitive to men?Or do you think a woman should stay at home to cook and raise the children?"
T sets the context for the speaking stage through introducing Ss to Mr. and Mrs. Ford, "the happy couple". T explains to Ss that the argument between the couple goes round her work and that they are in court to get a divorce and Ss must choose a side to represent and be his/ her lawyer. T explains that she is the judge and the lawyers must present powerful arguments to win the case.
T distributes a worksheet in which there are some situations and the students must choose the correct reply. T gives Ss time to answer the task. T asks Ss to check in pairs. T gives them feedback and tell them to use this useful phrases in the speaking stage.
T distributes a worksheet in which students are going to read the case of Mr.& Mrs. Ford in court and then finds good points to defend them . T divides Ss into two groups T asks Ss to decide which side will they take. T asks Ss to write some points for / against women's work. T gives Ss time to think and come up with some points. T asks them to work in groups. T distributes another worksheet in which the Ss are going to list their points and justifications. T then opens the debate and sets time for each group to explain their view point. T listens to supporters and opponents of women's wok. T gives feed back and corrects errors when possible.
T asks Ss to summarize the main points of today's lesson.