To provide detailed and gist reading practice using a text about Tomorrow's World in the context of Future
To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Future Predictions
Procedure (35-55 minutes)
-Greet Ss. -Set the context by writing "what have been the most important developments so far in the twenty-first century? Which do you think will be the most important in the next years?" -Give them your opinion if they do not understand the question or can not generate ideas. -Put them in pairs and tell them they have five minutes. ICQS: 1) Do we have ten minutes?- No, five minutes. 2) Do we work with our partner? -Yes. -Monitor them carefully. -Conduct feedback by asking what they get from their partners.
-Give Ss handouts. -Ask Ss to look at the pictures and elicit what Ss know about them. -Ask them to discuss the questions in the first section with their partners. Give them 5 minutes. -Elicit "invention", "development" and "benefit". CCQs: 1) Does eating vegetables benefit our health or does it harm?-It benefits 2) Who invented the telephone?-Alexander Graham Bell. 3) Are developments positive or negative things?-Negative. -Make Ss share their ideas with WC. -Reflect the matching exercise on the board and ask them to do it by themselves. ICQS: Do we work in pairs?- No -Ask one of the students to read the answers and other ones to check their answers.
-Give Ss to read the text and check their predictions from exercise 1. Instructions: Read the text alone, see if your predictions are true or not about these questions. ICQS: 1)Do we read word by word?-No 2) Do we write anything?-No -Put Ss in new pairs. Ask them to compare their answers. -Conduct FB.
-Ask Ss to read the text again and complete the summary alone, referring back to the text when necessary. ICQS:1) Do we work individually?- Yes. 2) Do we talk or discuss while reading?- No. 3) Do we read quickly?-No. -Check answers with WC.
-Try to make students to debate their opinions about the topic.( If there are not enough students for debate groups, then ask them to discuss in pairs.) -Once they have finished encourage them to share their ideas with WC.