B2 Upper Intermediate level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about air travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a mingle activity in the context of air travel
To provide gist listening practice using a text about in-flight announcements in the context of air travel
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
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T makes sts work in pairs. (Numbering technique) T gives the instruction: ' We see a cover page of the book about air travel. Look at the title and the picture here. What do you expect to read? ' T asks about their ideas and write their guesses on board. (Later on, T uses them to see if any of them have guessed correctly after first reading by putting ticks or crosses.) T pre teaches some of the words from the text. (Add them here)
T gives the instruction: 'Read the back cover of the book about air travel. There are questions. Can you guess the answers to any of the questions? Discuss with your pairs.' The hands out the activity sheet of 2.a and text. (T gives WC FB) T asks some of the questions from the back cover page and learns their ideas on the activity but does not approve any of them.
2B T instructs ' Read the rest of the text. Answer the questions on the cover page. Check if your guesses about the answers match or not.' T hands out the rest of the text. Sts read and answer the questions and see if their guesses before they read match or not. To give feedback for the activity, T gives the answer key and let them compare with their own answers. After they check it, T asks some CCQs to check activity answers. Sts work in groups of 3 this time. T sets another activity for further comprehension. (2c) T gives the instruction: ' Read the extract again. Decide if the sentences are true or false. Underline the part of the text that gives you the answers.' To check the activity answers T shows the answer key. Ask CCQs.
2d Sts respond to the text and share their ideas with the other students. T gives the instruction: ' What information did you find surprising? Do you believe it at all? Stand up walk around the classroom and ask these questions to at least 3 of your friends' T monitors while sts talking and sharing their opinions and tries to take notes of their mistakes. T gives feedback on accuracy. T gives feedback on ideas.