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Copy of TEACHING PRACTICE 8
ELEMENTARY level

Description

The teaching practice 8 is mainly focusing on reading, and the sub aim is speaking. It is a jigsaw reading within the context of survive. The lesson starts with a quick discussion on a couple of pictures about the TV show Survivor. Questions like "What do you know about this program?" "What are they trying to do?" "Who is the winner?" will be asked to elicit survivor (n.), and to survive (v.) for a smooth warm up.

Materials

Abc Pictures (vocabulary)
Abc HO 4 (reading-desert)
Abc HO 1 (matching vocabulary)
Abc Pictures (Survivor)
Abc Pictures (car break down)
Abc HO 3 (reading-sea)
Abc HO 2 (Tips Quiz)
Abc Pictures (Sea & Desert)
Abc Pictures (vocabulary)

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scanning within the context of survive.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice with a freer speaking activity in the context of survive

Procedure

Warm up & Lead In (5 minutes) • The aim of the stage is to make a smooth entry to the reading text by using the pictures of a TV program "Survivor". Through this, the words "survivor", and "to survive" will be elicited.

Stick the pictures of the TV program "Survivor". Ask "What do you know about the program?" Let them talk in pairs. Try to elicit to survive (v.), and survivor (n.) with the questions "What are they trying to do?" "Who is the winner?"

Pre-teaching Vocabulary (10 minutes) • The aim of this stage is pre-teach some important vocabulary so that the students will not have any problems while reading the texts.

1. Elicit; a raft(n.) /ræft, rɑft/ What do we use while rafting? (boat) What is it like? (rubber) What do we call this kind of boat? to digest(v.) /dɪˈdʒɛst/ Put the picture of the digestive system on the board, and show how food flows in the body. Ask what this is called. (n) /tɪp/ - For example in newspaper corners there are some small notes for some subjects, ex. for the ones who cannot sleep properly. What do we call these notes? Are these notes short or long? Show the picture of tip if cannot elicit. 2. sweat(n.) /swɛt Ask what happens if the weather is very hot? Show the picture. rubbish(n.) /ˈrʌb ɪʃ/ What is this inside the dustbin? Show the picture a shark(n.) A very big and dangerous fish. What is it? Show the picture sunburnt(adj.) What happens when you stay under the sun too long? Show the picture to sink (v.) happens if there are a lot of people on a boat? Is the boat on the surface or under the surface of the water when it is sinking?(under the water)

Pre-teaching Vocabulary #2 (5 minutes) • The aim of this stage is to practise the new words with a matching exercise

Hand Out HO1. Ask the students to match the words with the pictures. Work in pairs. Group check.

Pre-reading - Prediction (5 minutes) • The aim of this stage is to make a smooth introduction to the reading text by looking at the pictures and discussing them.

Stick the two pictures on board. One picture shows the survivors in the sea, and the other shows the survivors in the desert. Ask "Where are these people?" "Which situation is the most difficult?" Talk in pairs. O/C F/B

While Reading - Reading for gist (5 minutes) • The aim of this stage is to get an idea about the reading text with a quiz.

Divide the class into two groups. "Sea" and "desert" Give HO2 "Tips" quiz. Work in their groups.

While Reading-Reading for details (10 minutes) • The aim of this stage is to read the text in details to find the answers to the "Quiz"

1. Give HO3 "sea" text to "sea" group. Give HO4 "desert" text to "desert" group. Read and check their answers alone. Then check in their groups. 2. Regroup so that one person from sea group, and one person from desert group sit together and form a pair. The new pairs discuss what they have learned from the texts.

Post Reading - Freer Activity (5 minutes) • The aim of this stage is speaking for fluency. The students will talk about how to survive in case of a car break down.

Stick the picture of a car break down scene. Ask the students to discuss and write down some tips to survive in case of a car break down. Work in pairs. Monitor and listen for delayed correction. O/C F/B

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