A2/B1 (Pre-intermediate) level
To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist, specific information, and detail in the context of transportation by taxi.
To provide Ss with review/practice of vocabulary related to chronology: during, when, after, as, later, and then.
To provide Ss with fluency speaking practice in the context of talking about taxis.
Procedure (43-55 minutes)
Show Ss the photo of Melissa Plaut and ask students what she does for a living Show and pass out HO1 Students read individually and then answer the 2 questions in pairs. Show answers on board or projector
Write/project words from ex. 2a on the board Ss work in groups to guess what the story will be about based on the words. -2-3min Have some Ss share their story ideas
Pass out HO2 and give students 2 min to read the passage, checking if their predictions were correct Mention the stories from previous activity and if anyone was correct.
Ss will work in groups to answer the questions based on the reading Read passage again and answer the questions in groups Pass out HO3 Project answer key
Regroup Have Ss discuss in groups the good and bad points about being a taxi driver
Write TL on board: After, As, During, Later, Then, When Meaning - timeline & ccqs* Drill pronunciation Form: During and after are prepositions followed by nouns or phrases e.g. "during the concert" "after the concert" "later" comes after a time phrase e.g. "half an hour later" "two days later" Ss will now use these words to do the gap fill exercise on HO4 Ss work alone and then peer check with a partner Answers projected on board Drill Phrases If time, have Ss work in pairs to tell one another the story without looking at the handout
Write a few examples of good and bad speech from the lesson on the board. Ask Ss to correct Focus on mistakes an correct- if pronunciation=drill, if meaning ccqs, etc.