The longest bus ride
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about the longest bus ride in the context of travel
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of travel
Procedure (36-46 minutes)
- show some pictures of different places and ask "What do you see in the picture?" "Have you ever been to a place like that?" "When did you go there?"
-Pre-teach vocabulary, drill the new words then show the pictures on smartboard and ask the students in which picture they can see the target vocabulary like mountain, jungle, etc... -In groups, students will look at the words in the box (the target vocabulary) and write an example for each word (about their own country). Students write the examples by discussing. The teacher monitors and gives delayed feedback.
-Reading the text. -In pairs, the students will read the questions first in part 2a and then read the text Ozbus. -They answer the questions by discussing each other. -O/C F/B.
-In groups, students match the paragraphs and headings with cut ups. -Teacher gives delayed feedback. -The students read the article again and do the true false exercises. -Teacher monitors and gives the answer key.
-In groups, the students will discuss the question as freer activity , "Would you like to go on the Ozbus? Why or why not?" -Teacher monitors and gives delayed feedback.