The Best Medicine
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the best medicine
To provide review of the best medicine in the context of being happy
Procedure (49-65 minutes)
The teacher will discuss the importance of being happy and the elicit different ways that this can be successfully achieved. A good class discussion should be generated and everyone should be involved.
The teacher will group the Ss up and then distribute the worksheet 1. The Ss will be asked to read the article individually and once done, they will need to discuss it within the groups. The teacher will need to effectively monitor and assess while the discussion progresses and figure the way forward, based on the Ss understanding. Feedback: The teacher will ask one of the Ss from every group to present the groups understanding.
The T will further divide the groups into sub groups (therefore, pairs) and distribute the worksheet 2, one per pair. the pairs will be asked to fill in the worksheets, working together. In the end the pairs of the same group will be asked to peer check each others sheets. The T will need to assure, that everyone is participating and resolve any peculiar issues there and then. Feedback: T will show the answer sheet and have a class discussion.
The T will be divide the Ss in new grousp and initiate some class movement. Then once they settle down, they'll be given worksheet 3, using which they'll need to come up with their thoughts and jot down a plan for Happiness Club of their own. Instructions to be read and reiterated clearly, along with clearly defining the time frame they have. Then finally, they'll be asked to stand up and moved around to participants of other groups and share their thoughts and write down replies, wherever required. Note: The teachers needs to be very efficient in monitoring and assessing, while this speaking activity. Feedback: Replies can be taken in a class discussion, based on the experiences of the participants and situations.