To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about how to throw the best party ever in the context of parties
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of parties
To provide clarification of words about parties in the context of parties
Procedure (39-47 minutes)
Take Ss attention and ask them to listen and tell what the audio is about(play the audio for a few seconds, not more).. It's a conversation between 2people about a party. Elicit parties and the types of parties they know.
Put Ss in small groups and ask them to match the types of parties with their definitions. Stick two sets of pictures on the wall and ask them to go and write the name of the parties on the picture to make sure they understood well.Take some feedback like have you ever been to a fancy dress party? etc... Ask them to discuss in pairs why and when people have such parties. Monitor Ss and note any problem. While taking feedback elicit following blocking vocabulary; Glamorous: How do you dress in a party? Do you wear your best clothes? Do you try to take attention? Fairy light: Do you think light is important at a party? Elicit " fairy lights." you can also show the picture of it. What do we call people who like the parties and go to parties all the time? Party Animal.
Write on the board "what makes a good party?" and ask Ss to agree on the most important 3 things that make a good party. Write the ideas on the board. Now Ask Ss to read the text quickly and check if they have any match. Ask Ss to read the text carefully again and ask them to discuss in small groups if they agree with the text or not. If there is enough time change Ss' groups and ask to discuss one thing from the text they strongly agree or disagree.
Ask Ss to read the text again and fill in the blanks in the HO with the words from the text. Ask them not to use the dictionary and guess the meaning from the context. Stick the answer key on the board and ask them to check it when they finish.
Ask Ss to plan their own parties in pairs. Distribute them the cards to give them an idea how to plan their parties. On the card these questions will be available; Type of Party When? How many people? Where? Music? Food? Activities?