To provide detailed reading practice about customs of a new year celebration in the context of Thai culture
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Songkran
To provide clarification of some lexical items in the context of new year celebration
Procedure (66-84 minutes)
T writes "celebration" on the board and encourage students to brainstorm about it. Ss describe the picture of the unit and they guess what they are celebrating
Ss discuss "Getting Ready to Read" questions in groups.
Ss read a specific part of the text to complete the jigsaw reading activity.
Ss write the target words on their books and circle the unknown ones. They work as pairs to complete the target vocabulary fill in the gaps activity. T encourages them to read the sentences including these words from the text to guess the meanings and they are not allowed to use a dictionary. At the end of the activity pairs change the books to come up with same answers. WC check the answers together. T support the vocabulary acquisition when it is needed. Ss take turn to answer the second vocabulary fill in the gaps activity questions reflected on the board.
Ss read the whole text and answer the reading for details and reason result questions.They check the answers as WCF
T groups to students and they talk about the ways of celebrating new year.