Upper- intermediate level
To provide fluency and accuracy in the context of the advantages and disadvantages of media.
To predict content from headlines and teach students useful language to state their position for a topic and how to rebut or disprove the counter argument.
Procedure (46-56 minutes)
I will start the lesson by asking ss how often they get the news? Everyday? Every week? More than once a day? I will ask them if they read news papers and which one. Finally I will show them some newspapers headlines and ask them to the stories behind these different headlines.
I will ss that they are going to have debates in groups about different topics, sometimes they will be 'pro' and the other will be 'against'. I will divide them into two groups. I will ask them to choose from the folded papers topics to talk about. I will give them time to discuss the topics in groups and prepare their ideas .
I will elicit from students what are the useful phrases they could use during the debate, for example, to respect their colleagues point of view and express theirs, such as 'I see your point but I think' and so on.
ss will have their debate. I will monitor and use stopwatch to set time for each group. I will take notes about their performance and their mistakes.
I will praise ss performance and how their different points of views and if anyone did not follow the rules of having a debate I will mention this without referring to anyone. I will also deal with students' mistakes in grammar and pronunciation on the board.