By the end of the lesson, students will have been practised reading for specific information in the context of a biography.
To practise controlled speaking.
To practise asking Yes/ No questions and giving short answers.
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Focus students' attention on the powerpoint pictures and try to elicit as much information from them as possible. For example: Who is he/she? When was he/she born? What did he do ? ... Elicit the word "Biography" from the students.
Ellicit, concept check, drill and write the following vocabulary: came to power psychoanalyst paint portrait sailor This vocabulary will be on a powerpoint presentation
Students will be given the biography of a British artist "Lucian Freud". Students will have to read the text and do a task which is write short answers to the questions. Students will look for specific info in the text and complete the task. After finishing, have students check their answers in pairs, then, show them the answer key on the projector.
Students will read the text again and this time do a task where they have to write questions from the answers. Students will look for specific info in the text and complete the task. After finishing, have students check their answers in pairs, then, show them the answer key on the projector.
Tell students to think about famous Arab artist, for example. Students have to work in pairs and asking each others about the life of the chosen artist using the same questions they dealt with in the reading. Backup plan: if students cannot think of an artist, prepare some information about 2 artists on a powerpoint presentation. Have the pairs decide which one they want to choose and then start the discussion. After speaking, get some students to tell the whole class about anything surprising or didn't know before he/ she learned. Write up a mixture of correct and incorrect forms and sentences and allow students time to decide in groups.