TP 5 (Reading) Things You Can't Live Without.
To develop the ss' reading for detail skill
To develop reading for gist from the ss' point of view.
To acquire and practice new vocabulary words that are related to technology; Anti-Social, flick-through, show off, wait on hold, text speak, technophobe, incomprehensible, frustrating
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
- Display some pics on the projector. In pairs, try to guess what these objects are. (pictures of CDS, Game boy, computer keyboard, laptop, and mobile phones. - Go through answers with the class after their discussion. - Display a list of sentences written in the "Social-media language" and ask the ss to try to guess "How to read them" . e.g.: ill cu l8r 2day. Tt displays t he answers on the board.
Elicit the new vocabulary words by miming, giving definitions, showing pictures, or context clues. New Vocabulary words: Anti-social, flick-through, show off, wait on hold, text speak, technophobe, incomprehensible, and frustrating. Drill the new vocabulary word. Concept checking questions: -Does an anti-social person like staying with people? (No) -will you notice the small details if you flick through a book? (No) - The abbreviated language and slang commonly used with mobile phone text messaging is called text speak? (yes) - A technophobe hates technology? (yes) - An Incomprehensible language can be easily understood? (No)
- Refer ss to the title of the text. Ask if they think the writer feels positively or negatively about technology. - Get ss to read the headings (emphasize they don't need to read in detail. Only to match headings to paragraphs. They answer individually, then they check their answers in pairs. - Display the answers on the board.
-Drill the answer to question 5 then, Ss, in pairs, they answer the given questions according to the author. - Check the answers with the whole class. (Display it)
-Display the questions on the projector. The ss discuss the questions in groups after drilling at least one reason to love technology. Question: Make your own list of 7 reasons to love technology.