Practice skimming, scanning and understanding skills in reading.
1- Learn to give advice about travelling by using should/shouldn't. 2- Reinforcing student's comprehension skills through speaking.
Procedure (39-48 minutes)
Ask the students some questions to give them a general idea about the lesson and to generate a desire to read the text: 1- Do you like travelling? 2- Would you like to live in different country? Why / Why not? 3- If yes, Which country would you choose?
-First, I show the students some flash cards for the blocking words to identify their meanings and to make sure that the students are going to understand the text well. -Second, I am going to write the people's names (from the text) on the right side of the board and stick some pictures related to their life and work on the other side. I tell them that they are going to stick each picture beside the suitable name. -Give them two minuets to read the text, then they will answer the questions.
I ask the students to read the text one more time,then we sit in a big circle and play Fan & Pick activity by using questions I have already prepared them to ask about specific information: 1-How many jobs does Troy have? 2-How old was Troy when he sold every thing to travel abroad? 3-When did Oliver & Kirsten leave the UK? 4-What is the name of Oliver & Kirsten's daughter? 5-Which country did Cerys decide to stay in? 6-What is Cerys working now?
in this stage I give the students five minutes to reread the text for details then give them the handout to answer. write if it is true or false: 1-Oliver and Kirsten do the same work.[ ] 2-Liona is a teenager.[ ] 3-Troy has three jobs.[ ] 4-Troy borrowed money to travel abroad.[ ] 5-Cerys is British.[ ] 6-Cerys can't swim.[ ] 7-Cerys like to stay in one place.[ ] 8-Troy says"You should try to learn the local language". [ ] 9- Oliver says "you shouldn't live like the local people". [ ]
in this stage they are going to play 'Find the Fiction' activity. I will divide the class into groups of three. Each student is responsible of one text and he is going to write three statements: two true, one false. Students take turns to share their statements. Teammates try to identify the fictitious one.