delta module 2 pre-interview task
To provide new vocabulary in the context of being an expatriate and to improve reading comprehension of students
To improve fluency in speaking in the context of living abroad and being an expatriate
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
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
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.
- 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.)
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.
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.