By the end of this lesson SS will have practiced reading for gist and for specific information in the context of older people doing extraordinary things..
Students will have practiced semi-controlled speaking for fluency as a production activity in the context of older people doing extra ordinary things.
Procedure (34-41 minutes)
T: "I'm going to show you some pictures and tell me what you think." "will you be able to do the same thing when you are older?" T shows a pictures of older people doing some very interesting things.
T gives instructions to the task. T demonstrates with one of the SS. SS go around asking each other the questions in the task. T monitors and offers help when needed. SS finish and the teacher elicits the interesting ideas from the SS.
T uses ECDW technique to pre-teach difficult vocabulary: retired, hitch-hike, hearse, locust, tornado
T gives SS the reading text and gives instruction "take a quick look at the reading text and tell me what it is about".
T divides SS into two groups: One group will read about Tudor Bowen-Jones and the other will read about Josie Dew. T shows SS task and gives instructions to both groups: "read the questions, then read the text and answer the questions". T monitors as they read and answer. SS check their answers in pairs. T provides feedback and checks if SS had any difficulty with the task.
T asks SS to work in pairs and speak about what they wold like to do when they are older. T provides some questions to help the SS with their speaking task. T monitors as SS speak and helps when needed.