Copy of Happy Birthday- Life Stages
Intermediate-Grade 7-B1 level
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Maria prepares to celebrate her 110th birthday in the context of Family, life experiences, and new inventions
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Maria prepares to celebrate her 110th birthday in the context of family, life experience and new inventions and experiences
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate and discussion in the context of Life Length
Procedure (34-46 minutes)
The Ss are asked if they know the oldest person who has ever lived in turkey and how long an average person lives in turkey, and then some ideas are taken in w/c FB. Then the title of the reading "Marina prepares to celebrate her 110th birthday"is put on the w/c and Ss are told they are going to read.about her.
The Ss are asked how they think Marina will celebrate her birthday. Some ideas are taken w/c FB. Then they are put into pairs and are given the questions in ex1. They discuss their ideas. And some ideas are taken w/b FB not being confirmed or rejected.
The Ss are told they will read to find out if their answers are correct and they should read fairly quickly and they don't have to read every word-just for the answer to the questions. A time of 5 minutes is set. The texts are given out and Ss read individually to check the answers and see if their ideas were correct. Ss check their answers in pairs. Then some w/c FB are taken.
Ss are told to urn the text face down. They are then told they are going to check how much they remember form the text. They are put in pairs to read the topics in ex 3 and put them in order according to Marina's life. Then they read the text again individually to see if their answers were.correct. Ss are told to check their answers with their partners. A w/c FB is taken.
The Ss are divided into two groups- Group A and B (each 2). They sit separately so that they can't hear each other. The Ss are told to work together to answer the question from the text. Group A goes to ex4 p 128 and group B to ex4 page 131. They find the answers to the questions and then get the answer keys to check their answers themselves.
The Ss are told they have answered different questions and they are going to test each other on how much they remember about the reading and they cannnot look at the reading text. The Ss are regrouped into pair 1*A and 1*. Ss ask their Question and answer each other's and see how much their partner remembers. A w/c FB is taken.
Ss stay in their pairs and discuss the question in ex5. Some w/c FB is taken