To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist and specific information through a reading about swapping houses- houseswap.
To provide clarification and review of common verb phrases about places to live
Procedure (37-54 minutes)
Power Point slide- hand out flash cards to go with it. Ask Ss to match words to the pictures by nominating each student.
Handout - Match the adjectives in A to their opposites in B show word stress and model pronunciation for noisy and quiet.
Show power point slide of my flat. Say: This is my home. It's a flat. It's an old flat. It's in Bursa. It's big. It has three bedrooms. It's nice. I like it. It's next to the park. Then show the flat in Power point- nominate a St and ask: This is your home. Can you describe it?
Ask Ss to read the text in the speech bubble carefully before I play the recording. say: Listen to someone talking about where she lives Underline the words you hear. They can compare their answers with a partner.
Handout- Work in pairs. Tell your partner about where you live. Use the words in exercises 1 and 2 to help you.
Explain swap. Ask a student to come up and get two chairs. Imagine that you were in a movie theatre and ask (with mimmicks and gestures) if it is OK to swap seats. Practise it. Ask: What things do we swap? elicit clothes, stories, seats...
Give Ss a minute to read the text. Show the houseswap picture in power point Ask what do you see in this picture? CCQs: Do they buy a house? No Do you stay in a hotel or someone's house? Do they stay at each other's houses?
Ask Ss to read the text for about 3 mins. Ask Ss to match each home to the picture. Handout exercise. Ask Ss to do it in pair work.
Ask Ss to read the text again and decide if sentences are true (T) or false (F).- Exercise handout. Ask Ss compare their answers in pairs