Elementary A2 level
To develop Ss' reading skill providing gist and scanning tasks in the context of making online friends
to learn and practice vocabulary related to context; to enable them to talk and practice speaking skills in the context of making online friends
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Greeting (introducing myself) Twill show some pictures related to the topic and ask Ss to guess today's topic. Then, Ss will do brainstorming on the topic of making online friends. One or two examples will be modelled by T and Ss will continue.
Ss will work in pairs and ask about each other's online friends (if they do not have online friends, it would be fine to ask about their close friends) Then, Ss will be given a handout including matching task. They will need to match the definitions with the words.
Ss will given a gist reading task about Valentina Sandri. First, they will read the text by themselves. Then, they will complete the information working in groups. T will show some examples of the connecting words; and, but, because to get Ss more engaged in the tasks below. Ss will be given a task in order to clarify whether they can use those connecting words or not.
Ss will do a similar task to the previous one; they will compete the sentences using connecting words while reading the task for the gist (pair work) Then, they will be asked to fill in column B in pre-reading task. (group work) Then, Ss will have an interview each other to fill in the column C (pair work)
Ss will be asked to write their learner profile for the website. They will use the information given before. Texts will be checked in pair groups and some answers will be elicited.