TP 7 Quiz shows - a reading lesson
Reading - To provide practice reading for gist and scanning for information in the context of Quiz Shows.
Vocabulary - To provide practice using vocabulary related to the context of quiz shows.
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
Show trailer of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. (1min). Ask Ss: 1. Which Quiz show is this? 2. Do you have it in Turkey? How does it work?
Project picture of the studio in WWBM. Elicit the words contestant, audience, maximum prize, multiple choice question and host by asking Ss to place the words at the right place in the picture. CCQ, drill pronunciation and elicit stress.
Tell Ss to read the two short texts on their own during one minute and then discuss in pairs: Would you like to be a contestant in one of these quiz shows? Which one? Why? ICQ: Are you reading alone? (Yes) Are you reading fast? (yes) Are you discussing alone? (No, in pairs)
Give instruction Instruction: Unfold the HO. Read the text again. Find the bold words in the text. Complete the sentences by drawing a line between the beginning and the right end. Work alone. ICQs: Are you writing anything? (No, drawing a line) Pair check by reading out the beginning and end of the sentence in pairs. CCQs (give further explanation), drill pronunciation and elicit stress on board.
Show Ss picture of Pat Gibson. Tell Ss: This is Pat Gibson: How do you think he feels? (possible answers: happy, glad..) Why is he happy/glad...? (possible answer: he won a quiz show:) Which quiz show do you think he won? Show the title. 'Why is he the best contestant in the country?' Ss get 1 min to read the text and answer the question in the title: Discuss in pairs before quick feedback in WC.
Divide Ss into A and B. The students try to find the numbers of ether A or B in the text and find out what they mean. ICQ: Are you finding every number? (No, just your group, A or B) S from A pairs with S from B group and tells each other the meaning of the numbers and shows it in the text. Feedback WC, pick up difficulties from monitoring.
Ss work in pairs and answer if the statements are true or false. Show answer key on board. Ask if students have other questions about other vocabulary. (possibly beat, obsessed, trivia, lecture, final)
Ss are given a HO with words on the topic of quiz shows (Audience,Contestant,Host,Multiple choice questions,General knowledge questions,Maximum prize,Specialist subject). Instruction: Use the words to tell a fellow student about a quiz show on TV in your country. ICQ: What are you talking about? (A quiz show) What words will you use? (The words given). Monitor and give Feedback in whole class.