To provide a gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about the need of a Ministry of Happiness in Egypt.
To provide fluency in a class discussion.
To provide clarification and usage of some vocabulary .
Procedure (32-43 minutes)
T plays the song "Because I am Happy" to get students' attention and introduce the topic to them. T asks Ss: * Are you happy? * What makes you happy? * What do you do if you are in a bad mood and you want to be happy? T shows Ss a picture of the Minister of Happiness in UAE and asks Ss if they know her. T asks Ss : Do you think Egypt needs a Ministry of Happiness? Why or why not?
T elicits from Ss the meaning of the two words: welfare ans superficial through putting the two words in sentences.
T gives the students the reading text. Ss read for gist; read the text for just 2-3 mins to get the main idea of the text. Ss answer the following question: What is the main idea of the text? Ss check answers together, then whole class feedback. Peer correction, in case Ss make errors.
Ss read the text again to answer the following questions: * What is the rank of Egypt in the 2019 World Happiness Report? * What are the factors measured by the World Happiness Report (name at least 3 factors). * What are the aims of UAE's Ministry of Happiness? * What is Al Mirazi's (a person whose opinion is involved in the text) opinion of establishing a Ministry of Happiness in Egypt? Ss check answers together and then whole class feedback. Peer correction, in case Ss make errors.
T divides Ss into pairs. Each pair will have a note that has a word from the text. Each pair should search for the word in the text and guess the meaning of the word. The words used are scale, convinced, engagement, convinced, enterprise and transparency. Ss check answers together and then whole class feedback.
* T divides Ss into groups. * Ss discuss the following question with their groups: If you are Egypt's Minister of Happiness, what will be your first decisions to make Egyptians happy? * Ss present their answers to the class. * T notes any errors related to the tense or pronunciation. * T writes the errors on the board. * T asks Ss to find the mistakes and correct them. * T gives Ss a lesson summary