To provide clarification of vocabulary related to weather in the context of interesting facts about the weather around the world.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of weather conditions.
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about weather facts around the world.
Procedure (34-51 minutes)
Show PPT Slide 1 in three stages. Elicit the S's responses on weather conditions in three different cities.
Show PPT Slide 2. Elicit and write the words on the board. Clarify with visuals and CCQs. Drill the pronunciation by phonemic symbols and stress boxes. Give examples in sentences.
Give Ss the Fact File text. Highlight the keywords by asking them to circle the vocabulary related to weather. Ss check in pairs. General feedback.
Give them the reading hand-out. Ss read individually and write the answers. Ss check in groups. Show the blank hand-out on PPT Slide 3. Ask Ss to come to the board and write answers. Do a final check with the whole class.
Show the first question on PPT Slide 5. Ss talk about answers in groups. Get general feedback. Write some of the answers on the board.
Show the second question on PPT Slide 5. Ss talk about answers in groups. Get general feedback.