Reading and Speaking Lesson
To provide detailed reading practice using a text about different ways to follow when we are to make the correct decision.
To provide gist reading practice using a text about making decisions.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of expressing opinions about the best methods to use while making decisions.
Procedure (33-43 minutes)
1- T tells the students how hard it is for her to make up her mind for daily things, e.g. "I can't decide what to wear every morning so I stare in front of the wardrobe for five minutes and change clothes at least three times." 2- T asks the students to think about what topics they find hard to decide. Sts discuss in pairs. 3- T monitors and gives feedback.
1- T gives the Sts some situations to elicit the meaning for the two vocabulary: fatalistic and break down. 2- T sticks some pictures on the board for other vocabulary items: reliable - pros and cons and fortune teller. 3- T asks some CCQs for the clarification of meaning for the new vocabulary: - If you think you can success anything you want are you a fatalistic person? (no) - If you leave your friend alone and doesn't help him/her are you a reliable person? (no) - Should you make pros and cons if you buy a car or apply for a job? (yes) - Can you trust a fortune teller to make a decision? (no) - What can you do when your car has broken down? (repair) 4- T gives feedback.
1- T gives the HO1 to the Sts and asks them to look at the picture above and asks what is it called. T elicits the vocabulary. 2- T asks the students to look at the photo of the fortune teller and the heading and discuss what the text might be about. T asks the Sts about their opinions. 3- T asks the Sts to discuss whether asking a fortune teller about big decisions we have to make is a good thing or not. Sts discuss. 4- T monitors and gives feedback.
1- T gives the Sts HO2 and asks them to look at Activity 2 (Cutting Edge Intermediate Sts' Book Pg. 120). 2- T asks the Sts to check and discuss in pairs the first and the last paragraphs whether the writer makes a decision or not. 3- T elicits answers and gives feedback. 4- This time teacher asks the students to check in pairs only the first sentences of paragraphs number 1,2 and 3 and match headings a-b-c. Sts check their answers in pairs. 5- T elicits answers and gives feedback.
1- T asks the Sts to look at Activity 3 this time, questions 1 and 2 and try to answer these questions in pairs after a detailed reading. 2- T elicits the answers and gives feedback. 3- T asks the Sts to look at question 3 and discuss in pairs who they think made a bad decision and who made the right decision on the text: Gouizueta, Gladwell or Rhineheart? 4- T asks the Sts to discuss in pairs why do they think one person made the right and the other made the wrong decision. 5- T monitors and gives feedback.
1- T asks the Sts to discuss why Luke Rhinehart chose to live his life in that way. Sts discuss in pairs. 2- T elicits answers and gives feedback. 3- T asks Sts this time to discuss in pairs which method is the most practical one for making decisions. 4- T monitors and gives feedback.
1- T sticks two pictures on the WB on which there are two option and they have to make a decision. 2- T elicits the answers and asks the Sts if they are being rational, emotional or fatalistic. 3- T gives feedback.
Teacher highlights some good language and some errors.