Keeping in Touch
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Ways of communicating through ages
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of ways of communicating
To provide clarification of Words of ways of communicating
Procedure (43-60 minutes)
Before Ss come into the class, I will write on the board "Welcome to the Time Machine" . I will also stick some photos of ways of communication on the walls. After Ss come in, I will ask them to take a look around the class and guess the topic of the lesson. After that, I will ask them to work together and arrange the pictures from old to new. The pictures will include "a Messenger, a pigeon, a postman, an old telephone, a smartphone"
Set the task- I will ask the Ss to look at pictures A-c and answer the following questions "When did these events happen? How long did it take for people to receive the news?" Do the task- Students will answer the question and I will monitor their progress. Students will check answers in pairs. I will give oral feedback.
I will set the task by telling Ss that we are going to learn some vocabs before reading. I will give the Ss a matching exercise, Ho1, that has some of the blocking words in the text. Ss will check in pairs and I will give oral feedback.
I will set the task by asking Ss to read quickly and answer the following question "Is the text about a- The past, b-The present, c. The past, present d. The past, present, and future. I will write the question on the board. I will ask the following ICQ "Are we going to write anything?"- No "Are you going to read every word or quickly?"- quickly. After that, Ss will check in pairs and I will give oral feedback.
I will ask the Ss to order the ways of communicating in exercise 2 from the oldest to the newest without looking at the text. ICQs: Are we going to start with the oldest or the Newest?"- The oldest "Are you going to use the text?" - No Do the task- Ss do the task and I will monitor. -Ss check in pairs. - After they finish, I will ask Ss to read the text and check their answers.
- I will tell the students that we are going to read again but this time to answer the questions in exercise 3. -I will ask ICQ: Now are you going to read word by word or quickly? – word by word- Ss will start to read and answer the questions. I will monitor the improvement of the Ss and provide help if needed. -Pair work: Ss check their answers in pairs -Feedback: I will provide oral feedback.
Set the task: I will ask the Ss to read the sentences in exercise 4 and to determine the reference of the pronouns from the original text. I will demonstrate the first one with them. -Do the task: Ss start reading again and determine the pronoun referents from the text. -Pair work: Ss check their answers together. I will monitor to check whether the learners are working or not. -Feedback: I will provide oral feedback.
-Set the test: I will ask the Ss to work in pairs and discuss the three questions in exercise 5 -Do the task: Ss will start speaking in pairs and I will monitor their progress. -Feedback: I will correct the mistakes and praise any good uses of the language.
-Set the task: I will ask the Ss to write down things they would never forget about this experience. -Do the task: Ss start writing down their memories. -Pair work: I will ask the Ss to work in pairs and share their memories. -Feedback: I will ask each student about his partner's memory.