Sebnem Usluər Sebnem Usluər

delta module 2 pre-interview task
B1 level


Abc handout no.2
Abc handout no.1

Main Aims

  • To provide new vocabulary in the context of being an expatriate and to improve reading comprehension of students

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve fluency in speaking in the context of living abroad and being an expatriate


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T asks Ss : 1- whether they want to live abroad 2- if yes, which country they want to live in 3- if no, why they do not want to live abroad T elicit answers from Ss

Pre-Reading / pre-teach target words (10-11 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and presenting target words

T will present words which students need to complete the tasks and/or understand the main ideas of the text in the context of discussion on advantages and disadvantages of living abroad. T will ask Ss "What are the advantages and disadvantages of living abroad?" and draw a line on the board, divide the board into two, advantages will be written on the right side and disadvantages on left. While discussion goes on, T will ask the meanings of the target vocabulary and if Ss do not know that word, would present the words to Ss 1-"Do you know how you will be called if you live abroad?" 1- expatriate: noun [ C ] (also adj/v) - informal expat (n) : someone who does not live in their own country. 2-3-"As a disadvantage you've said that people may treat you negatively, mistreat you. What is the reason for discrimination to Turkish expats?" 2-mistreat: verb [ T ] : to treat a person or animal badly, cruelly, or unfairly. 3- xenophobia : noun [ U ] : extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc. 4-"You say lots of people are leaving Turkey right now. How many people have left the country for the last 5 years, can you tell? How can we calculate, in another words gauge the number of people?" 4- gauge: verb [ T ] (MEASURE): to calculate an amount, especially by using a measuring device. 5-"Let me tell you the number of people who have left Turkey. The number of people who left Turkey increased 42.5 % in one year; 250 thousand people left Turkey in 2017. What do these metrics tell us?" 5- metrics: noun [ plural ] : a set of numbers that give information about a particular process or activity. 6-"So, some people are leaving their countries for better standards of living. Which countries, do you think, provide better disposable income?" 6- disposable income: noun [ U ] : the income that someone has available to spend or save after taxes have been taken out and they have paid for food and other basic needs. 7- "Can an expat benefit from substantial social services while living abroad? Which countries can be better in terms of social services?" 7-substantial: adjective: formal relating to the main or most important things being considered.

While-Reading / Gist Reading (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- Which countries are the best to be an expat? - Which countries are the worst to be an expat? - What are your criteria to call a country good or bad for expats? T will elicit answers from Ss. T will ask Ss to skim the text in 2 min.s and to answer the first 3 questions on handout no.1 1- Which countries are the best to be an expat? (answer- best 2: China and Thailand. others: Switzerland, the Cayman Islands, Bahrain, Singapore) 2- Which countries are the worst to be an expat? (answer- worst: Egypt. others: France, Spain, the UK, Italy, Ireland.) 3- Look at the map. What are the criteria to call a country the best and the worst? (answer- quality of life, employment opportunities for expats) T will give 1-1,5 min. to skim the text again to answer this question: 4- What other criteria did you see while skimming the text? (par.5- incomes, par.8- mistreating, par.9- social services etc.)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T will distribute handout no.2. T will ask Ss to read the text in depth, and answer the questions according to the text. (9 min.s will be given for reading and answering questions.) T will tell Ss to read the first 4 paragraphs and give 3 min.s to answer the first 2 questions: 1- What are the main reasons for Egypt's being the worst country for expats? 2- What about other countries in the "worst countries" list? Do they have the same reasons with Egypt? T will elicit answers from Ss. T will tell Ss to read the second page (paragraphs no.5-10) and give 6 min.s to answer last 4 questions (questions no.3-6): 3- Why are the Asian countries more favorable for expat life? 4- Why was the author surprised at China's rank? 5- Which Western European countries scored well in the study? Which Western European countries are in "the worst" list? What are the differences between them? 6- What about the score of Middle Eastern countries? Which ones are in "the best" or "the worst" list? T will elicit answers from Ss.

Post-Reading/ discussion (5-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T will ask Ss the following questions to make Ss discuss the topic with the new vocabulary: 1- What are the most important criteria for you to choose a country to live as an expat? T will elicit key words from Ss and write them on the board: "Money, income, climbing the career ladder, social life, rearing children, clean and peaceful environment etc." After eliciting the key words, T will ask Ss to speak about their choices and reasons of living abroad with their partners. 4 min.s will be given for the pair work. T will monitor the pairs, will help if there is any need.

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