To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about child taking risks in the context of health and well-being
To provide learners with useful vocabulary items.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
Ss will learn the selected vocabulary items. Then, they will comment upon the text's photograph. Teacher will elicit from the Ss suggestions to complete the article title.
- Ss will discuss, in pairs, the set (4) of questions. - They will scan individually the handed out articles to pick the specific information. - Ss discuss their questions, in pairs.
Ss will read for details to identify the two controversial points of view around the article issue.
- Ss will be provided with a two-column table to be filled in with the controversial justifications. - Ss will fill in individually. Then, they will check answers with the whole group. - Ss will all gather to check their classifications
Controlled Practice: Ss will take turns to tell whether they are for or against the article issue. Freer Practice: Ss will split themselves into for and against groups to surf the net and pick statistics, anecdotes or scientific facts that can support their points of view. The group's sposkesman will simulate the roles of Mark Tremblay and a well-educated mother to enact a debate in the context of a television debate.(The group members may assist with guiding cues)