Reading (Journeys of a lifetime)
The main aim of the lesson is for Ss to practise their reading skills. In particular, "Skimming for Gist" and "scanning for specific information'' through the context of traveling.
There are also two sub aims, Ss practise their speaking skills and learn new vocabulary. After this lesson students will be able to talk about and describe the jouneys they have had or would like to have in the future.
Procedure (39-51 minutes)
Before the lesson, get some pictures of different landmarks of countries all over the world and ask students if they are familiar with them or not, which countries they are in and what they know about those countries. After that, ask students whether they can guess the topic of the lesson or not. Later on, put Ss into pairs and show the questions of Ex:1 on the projector and let them discuss them. Set a time limit and monitor closely while the students are perfoming the activity and offer help if necessary.
To pre-teach blocking vocabulary, put the students into groups and tell them that you are going to say the meanings of some words which are on the text, and their job is to try to find that word faster than the other groups in order to get a point. The teacher starts by saying: In paragraph 4, which word means ''different from others''. The fastest group that says ''unusual'' gets a point.Then the teacher asks about the part of speech of unusual(adjectice). Then, the teacher models and drills the word. After that, the teacher repeats the same thing with other items of vocabulary: In paragraph 4 also, ''to hurry after someone to catch him'' which is ''chased''. Then, the teacher asks about the part of speech of ''chase'' and whether it a regular or irregular verb. In paragraph 6, a word that means, ''the air, water and land on which people, animals and plants live'' which is ''environment''. At the end, the teacher counts the points and announces the winner.
The teacher tells the Ss that they will read the interview quickly and try to match the questions (from a to f) with the answers of Simon (from 1 to 6).Set a time limit (3 minutes).After the Ss finish, the teachers puts them in pairs and asks them to check the answers with their partners. Finally, the teacher provides a whole class feedback.
The teacher tells the Ss that they are going to read the text one more time- more closely this time- to find the answers for the questions of Ex: 3. The teacher shows the questions on the projector. The teacher allows sufficient time this time (6 minutes). The teachers monitors the Ss while they are trying to find the answers for the questions. The teacher offers help if necessary. When the students are done, the teachers asks them to check the answers in pairs before the whole class feedback.
The teacher puts the students in groups and then writes a question on the WB. The teacher asks the students to discuss the question. The question is: What problems might you face when you travel abroad? and how can you deal with them? The Ss start discussing the question in their groups while the teacher monitors them and listens in on their progress. The teacher elicits or gives feedback either on the content or the performance. Finally, the teacher gives feedback on the language that students used and might highlight and correct mistakes that the learners made.