Ons Kilani - Doing Something Different, future clauses with if, when, as soon as, until, before.
By the end of this lesson, students will have practised using future clauses (with if, as soon as, when, until, before, unless) in the context of people undergoing changes and doing something different with their lives.
Student will practise reading for gist and specific information.
Students will also be working on their speaking fluency in a dialogue.
Procedure (37-47 minutes)
Discussion: - how a famous person who used to be selling pens via telemarketing agencies ended up being one of the greatest and most well-known actors in the film industry (Johny Depp). Introducing vocab (resign) - Talking about how people change perspectives during their lives, and how we shouldn't settle to things that we aren't truly happy with. How diffucult it is to start from the bottom up like quitting school and running a business instead (introducing vocab in the Tunisian context). - what if we never take the risk and do something extremely different that WE really want --> we end up wondering years later about all the things we didn't do (Einstein once wondered about becoming a plumber. Though it was perhaps metaphoric but it's a nice way to introduce the vocab, I think)
Individually, students will have to read the three texts and identify any difficult or unfamiliar words. Once everything is clarified, each pair will be given six speech bubbles, which they need to match with the right text.
-Putting emphasis on the context (the three stories) -Checking students'' comprehension of the events, focusing on what is in the past Vs the present. -Clarifying the meaning of the first speech bubble "A" using the timeline and the PPT. -In groups, they have to guess the meaning of the other sentences. - Clarifying that all of these sentences haven't occured yet
Students will have to think on their own of ideas and ways to complete the given sentences, and to mind the sentence structure and tense selection as well. In pairs, students will check each other's sentences for correction. The teacher displays the PPT with the answer S1 linking verb + sub + verb in the P.S, S2: sub + verb in the F.S. Check if they all got it correctly. Clarify again if necessary or ask another student to.
- Switching up pairs, first. - Pick up one pair and tell them to come to the board - Demonstrate what and how they will be doing the conversation. - Ask them to exchange papers, and to select two interesting sentences and read it. - TALK about it!