Celta TP2 21 November-Climate Change Impacts
To provide students with practice in reading for gist, details and referencing in the context of climate change.
To provide students with practice in speaking for fluency
Procedure (39-45 minutes)
Start the lesson connecting by setting the context of climate change with a short video about it. Check their existing knowledge of climate change and its impacts by asking some simple questions about the video.
Use a matching task to pre-teach the key vocabulary. Give them the worksheets which have the target vocabulary and some spaces on to stick the cut-up meanings and the photos onto. Hang the answer key on the board so they can check as groups and hang their own sheet there. Clarify meaning by giving them some key words and asking them to say what the word is. Wprk on pronunciation on the board for some difficult ones, if necessary.
Use ex. 3 as your gist task. Make sure the students understand the headings (so check for vocabulary before they start the task) and check instructions to highlight the extra heading they will not use. Set time limit for 2 minutes to ensure reading quickly. Get them to compare their answers in pairs before WCF. Elicit key words that helped with the task during feedback.
Use ex. 4 to practice referencing. Set 5 minutes for the task. Do the first one as an example if necessary. Before plenary feedback, get them to check in pairs. Ask them to show where the information is in the text.
Ex. 5 practises intensive reading focusing on a key academic skill. Set 4 minutes. Ask for justification and make learners refer back to the text during feedback. Get them into pairs for peer-check before WCF.
Use the questions in ex. 6 to help learners share opinioins and practice speaking. Set 3 minutes for the task. Monitor discussions and give feedback on language use at the end.