To provide gist, specific and detailed reading practice using a text about weather in the context of talk about the weather!
To provide practice of weather vocabulary (weather forecast, temperatures soared, a warm spell, the heat, heatwaves, etc.) in the context of small talk
To provide speaking for fluency in a conversation in the context of the weather
Procedure (46-59 minutes)
Show a picture on the projector and answer two questions.
Show on the board a title and ducks picture
3b Display question on the WB from the computer. Read the article once. and answer these questions. At what time of year was the article written? A: The article was written in the Autumn, in the first week of October What is an Indian summer? A: An Indian summer is warm weather in October or November ICQ - Are you talking in pairs? (No) What information are you looking for? (What time of year? & Indian summer?) Peer check Feedback Ss to check answers on answer key located on paper at the WB
3c Work alone. read and answer the 6 questions. ICQ - Are you working alone or with a partner? Alone Peer check Group check Feedback stick the answer on the wall.
3d Ss in pairs to read and discuss the 5 highlighted lexis items in the text. "Work in pairs. What does the highlighted lexis mean? Read the whole sentence to help with the context in order to understand better." while they are reading write the highlighted lexis on the board and elicit the meaning from students and ask for MFP. Drill for pronunciation.
3f Ss in pairs to discuss 2 questions Ss in groups of 4 - partner shares about his classmates' answers.
Talk to your partner and answer the questions bellow
Work with your friend and talk about the weather in Spring and Autumn to someone who asked for help about the weather in your city