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Predictions
B1 level

Description

In this lesson, Ss will practice reading through both skimming and scanning based on the context of making predictions about the future. It will also reinforce students' comprehension skills through speaking activities.

Materials

Abc Matching Handout
Abc Projector
Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed and gist reading practice using a text about Tomorrow's World in the context of Future

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of Future Predictions

Procedure

Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To get Ss concentrated and interested in the lesson.

-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.

Pre-reading (5-10 minutes) • To prepare Ss for the reading activtiy by activating the relevant information about the topic

-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.

Reading for gist (10-15 minutes) • To provide students to get the main concept discussed in the paragraphs.

-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.

Reading for detail (10-15 minutes) • To give practice in identifying specific details from a text

-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.

Post-reading (7-10 minutes) • To allow Ss to reflect their comprehension of what they have just read.

-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.

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