Reading and Vocabulary
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Brits at home and abroad in the context of places in a town.
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a description in the context of places in a town.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
For the start-up, I'll ask students "What do you do when you go out in your free time?" I can give them an example from my perspective. " I usually go to a park and read a book there. And you?"
Here students will be handheld the material first. They will work individually and should match the words with pictures. Later on, in pair/group they'll check their answers for a minute. Then I'll ask their answers. I assume that they know most of them but specifically, I assume they don't know " a block of flats / a street market" a street market: like bazaar/ in the open air a block of flats: apartment CCQ's "Is a street market inside of a shop? (No.)" "Has a block of flats garden? (No.)" I'll drill every word chorally, individually. They'll be asked, "Do you live in a village, town or city?" Meanwhile, the difference between those three will be explained and drilled. They'll tick the things they have got where they live and cross the things they haven't got.
First of all, they'll have a quick look at the pictures and try to guess which one is a town, village and city. ICQ's: "Will you read the articles? (No.) What will you do?" After they look at the pictures, they will read the articles, and check their answers. In the next exercise, there are six sentences about the articles and the students need to match the sentences with the places by marking them with the first letter of the place's name.
In this section, students will read the articles again they'll have three minutes and underline the two things that are same where they live and circle two things that are different. ICQ's "What will you underline?" "What will you circle?" "How many things?" After they do the exercise, they will work in pair/group and compare their answers.
Tell them to work in the group. I'll project a picture of a town and students need to explain the places in the picture using the given vocabulary or more.