To provide Ss with gist and detailed reading practice using a text about aging and it's affect on one's life.
To provide Ss practice by becoming familiar/reviewing vocabulary about aging.
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
T organizes students into 3 groups. Ss watch as the T acts out a short drama. Ss look at the pictures of the elderly people on the PP. What do you think these pictures are about? Give Ss instructions: (Write down as many things as you can about growing old and your ideas about this picture. Get into your Gs. Choose one person to write. You have 1 minute. Begin!)
to get Ss thinking about the reading, e.g. by looking at the title/pictures and predicting what they’ll read/personalising what the Ss know about the topic (ex 2a)
Reread the first paragraph. Highlight some useful vocabulary. (ex 2b)
Ss read for detail and check ideas from the previous stage (ex 2d).