Consumer Crazy-Reading and Speaking
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of buying things
To provide gist reading practice using a text about how two people respond to buying goods in greater amounts in the context of consumerism
To provide clarification of some new vocabulary
Procedure (50-66 minutes)
T tells an anecdote to get the students say shopping. Once they get it, she'll ask what they love and hate about shopping. T asks the students to work in pairs and discuss 'If you could go out and buy anything today, what would it be? Do you ever buy things you don't need?'
T divides the WB into 3 sections and writes "I really love shopping for...", "I love shopping for..." and "I never go shopping for...". T prints out the words of exercise 1a and sticks them to the board with blutacks. T divides the class into 2 and asks students to come and place the words where they want them to be one by one to shake them a little before reading the text.
T asks the students to read the instruction of the article and look at the photos and headings. T asks Ss what the text might be about individually and then asks them to work in pairs to discuss their answers. She monitors and gives feedback.
T asks Ss to individually read the text and to take notes to answer the questions. Then each student tells their partner what they read and check their answers.
Ss find the words in exercise 4 in text and discuss the meaning of the words and phrases in pairs. Check the answers with class and giving examples where necessary. T asks CCQ's like, 'which word means not to have a home?' T also checks understanding of the words "mogul" and "entrepreneur" by showing them some pictures.
T writes down the questions of exercise 5 and make each pair choose one and have a discussion. If there is enough time, Ss can share their ideas with the rest of the class.