Teaching Practice 1
To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist, specific information and detail in the context of celebrations
To review/clarify lexis to talk about life events and celebrations To provide Ss with practice in speaking for fluency.
Procedure (14-32 minutes)
Introduce myself to the Ss. Tell the Ss I will be playing a song, and they can follow the lyrics on the screen. Play the song "Congratulations" by Cliff Richard. Ss work in pairs to discuss what the song is about? FB: Nominate one or two pairs for their thoughts Write on the board congratulations. Nominate one s to pronounce the word, with the syllables, finger highlight the five. Ask Ss, does congratulations have a happy or sad connotation?
I will put pictures up on the walls of different moments in our lives where people would use congratulations. Ss in pairs/small groups walk around & write down what is happening in each picture, what event is being represented? Whole group feedback. Students can ask me questions about my country's Royal Family. Students complete Vocabulary & Speaking ex 1-2.
Set the context for the reading – check Ss know what a blog is. CCQ's: Is it a diary? Yes. is it online? Yes. Is it private or public? Public. Ss read the texts quickly to match a life event from the previous stage with a blog (Reading ex 1). Peer-check before taking Whole-class feedback
Exercise 2 – Ss need to focus on the sentences and read the texts to match the sentence with the text and place it in the correct gap. Whole Class Feedback
Exercise 3 to be completed, which gives the students true or false questions based on the three blogs. Ss work in pairs. I will nominate the answers from six pairs in whole class feedback.
Ask students in whole class feedback which event from the three blogs they would like to attend.