Teaching practice 4
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about insomnia
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of insomnia
Procedure (38-47 minutes)
Show some pictures of people with insomnia and ask: "What comes to your mind when you look at these pictures?" Try to elicit "insomnia". Give the questionnaire to the students, and ask them to answer the questions. When they finish, explain that if their score is 50 and higher, they may have insomnia. Show some discussion questions, and ask them to discuss the questions in pairs. Take some general feedback.
Show the photo of Kevin, and the title of the article. Tell the students that they are going to read it. Before reading, show some pictures to elicit and teach vocabulary related to the article. Focus on drilling and stress. Give the HO related to the vocabulary, ask the students to fill in the blanks. Ask them to check their answers in pairs. Elicit the answers and show them on the board.
Show the headlines to the students and distribute the article. Ask the students to match the headlines with the paragraphs. Set a time limit. (1 min) Remind that they do not have to understand every detail. Ask the students to check their answers in pairs after they finish matching. Elicit the answers on the board.
Ask the students to read the article again, and answer the questions individually. Set a time limit. Remind the students that they should also find where they find the answers. Ask them to check their answers in pairs. Elicit the answers by asking questions for justification. Show the article on the board, and underline the answers as the students give.
Divide the class into two: doctors and patients. Put a piece of paper for patients and a piece of paper for doctors on the wall separately. Ask the students to go to their own papers. Ask the doctors to find some advice for insomnia and write them on the board. Also, ask the patients to find some symptoms and reasons and write them on the board. Then, divide the students into pairs: one doctor and one patient. Ask them to sit down with their pairs. Show the example dialog on the board and ask the students to talk about their ideas. Take some notes while they are speaking for delayed feedback.