To provide practice in speaking using the time-marker vocabulary from the previous lesson (the moment, as soon as, when/while, as, when/by the time/after) The students will practice accuracy and fluency.
Reading--students will read a short passage and speak about it, relating the content to their own cultures.
Procedure (42-17 minutes)
Pictures of superstitions. Pair work: What is the common element of these pictures? Can you guess the topic of this lesson? elicit: people believe they bring good/bad luck.
Introduce superstition as the topic. Elicit meaning/describe the meaning using the pictures: "Do many people believe these will bring bad/good luck?" "Do they make sense? Is this a rational or irrational belief?" noun, adjective (superstitious), phonemes, drill. Elicit: time-markers from the prev class. 1 minute pair work to remember the markers. (SLIDE 2) 30 second peer check, then WGFB the moment/as soon as/when while/as/when by the time after
T sticks sequences of pictures and leaves the projector on. "Today's teachers had some unlucky accidents yesterday." In your pairs, walk around the room. (You have 3 minutes for each picture, so be creative!) Tell your partner what you think happened to us. You can use the words here on the board. When I say CHANGE the other person will start to tell. When I clap, you will change picture. T monitors to correct on the spot/take notes. 1 min remaining for the last picture: T tells SS that they will tell the class what happened at their picture.
SS have talked about the bad luck of the teachers, now they will tell a time in the past when they had bad luck. (elicit: missed a plane, got caught in the rain...) SS think about a time when they had bad luck. (1 min) SS take notes about the event. (1 min) SS sit in speed dating style. After 1-2 minutes, the other partner begins. After 3-4 minutes, one row moves. WGFB-T nominates a S to tell another S's story. Delayed error correction
SS are given the questions and the passage together. "Look at the questions, then read the questions. Think about answers." (3 min) They read the text alone. They discuss with a partner. (5 min) They share ideas with the neighboring pair. (2 min) WGFB: Class survey, show of hands: Who thinks owls are unlucky? (T monitors to hear other animals) What was the most common superstition in your group? Who is superstitious in the class? EXTRA ACTIVITY (if there is a small nr of learners and too much time left) Do you believe in luck? (split into groups and debate.) EXTRA ACTIVITY 2: (if there is a large group and little time) "Why do you think superstitions exist?"