To provide gist and detailed reading practices using a newspaper article in the context of a failed bank robbery.
To provide fluency in speaking practice in the context of a robbery.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
WC Introduce, if new students. Ask: What do you see in the picture? (Why do people rob banks?) S-S, PW INSTRUCTION: Discuss the pictures with your partner. Make up a story using these pictures. 2 minutes. (Talk or write? Talk.) Monitor FB- What's your story? Go over new vocabulary in picture (mask, revolver); drill.
Launderette (n)- a place where you pay to use machines that wash and dry clothes /ˌlɑːnˈdret/ Stick-up (n)- a robbery (in which robbers tell people to "put your hands in the air") /ˈstɪk.ʌp/ Trip (v)- to lose your balance after hitting something: trip over sth and fall down /trɪp/ Revolver (n)- a gun that can shoot a number of bullets one after the other /rɪˈvɒl.vər/
S INSTRUCTION: Read the newspaper article and think of a headline (title) for it. It's a quick read. (3 min) (other: Under what heading would you like to see it reported in the newspaper? suggestions, may be: Horrible Robber Bros/ Story of Waterpistols/Mystery of the Lost Bag) HO. Article Monitor Pair Check. Ask why he/she picked that title. FB- Ask Ss to pick the best headline at each table. Show actual title visual.
S INSTRUCTION: Read the article again. Answer the questions on the HO. ICQ: On your own or together? Give HO. Monitor Pair check FB- WCFB on board. Ask detailed questions ie "where does it say that" "how do we know that" Post Reading Language Work: Focus on language (vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation)
INSTRUCTION: Ask WC: 1) Did the brothers steal anything? 2) Are they going to jail? For how long? PW or WC if small no Ss. One group will be for, the other against the sentence: (intention, plan, nearly carried out to completion) v. (no actual crime, no robbery took place) INSTRUCTION: You are all members of the jury. Some of you think the brothers are guilty and some of you think they are innocent. Take 2 minutes to think and write short notes for both sides of the argument: yes they are guilty because.... and no they are not guilty because..... Then discuss with your partner. Try to convince each other. Monitor FB- Ask if anyone is convinced. Hear the jury. Give my verdict ie "in summing-up, ...." Error correction. IF TIME: PW INSTRUCTION: You and your partner will rob RichBank. Here is the street plan and the details. Make a plan. Include time of day, what you need, how to get there, what each of you will do once in the bank, during and after your robbery. HO Monitor FB- pick the best plan and award credit cards! Error correction.