A Plane Crash
To provide gist reading practice using a text about disasters in the contexts of real-life experience of a plane crash and a shipwreck and a shark attack.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of real-life experiences of disasters
Procedure (48-50 minutes)
Students look at the poster on the course book and talk about other disaster movies based on real events.
Students work in pairs about the questions in the exercises 2a. Questions are: 1. What do you think Josh thought about as the plane was going down? 2. What do you think he did when he was safe?
Ss will be reading the text about Josh Peltz's real-life experience of a plane crash in the context of "IT REALLY HAPPENED TO ME!". Later, students compare their ideas from exercise 2a in pairs.
Students will put the events in the correct order according to the text in the exercise 3. Later, they will work in pairs and discuss the questions in the exercise 4.
Students will learn the phrases in the exercise 5a. Phrases can be listed as to bite, the crew of a boat, a rubber dinghy, a flare, to feel numb, to hold on, to let go, a life belt, to paddle, a searchlight, and a surfboard. T should elicit the vocabulary with drawing pictures and asking CCQs. T divides the board into two and writes SW (shipwreck), and SA (shark attack). Teacher wants students to think about the related phrases and put them into the correct places.
T allows students to study in pairs as A and B. The students in A will read the "Shipwrecked" and the students in B will read " Attacked by a Shark". Later, students take turns to tell their partners about their story.
If there is enough time, students will discuss about the questions in pairs in the exercise 7. 1. What was the worst experience in your opinion? 2. What was the worst part of each experience? 3. Do you know any stories of experiences like this? What happened?