Unit 8a Breaking News: Vocabulary, Reading and Speaking
To introduce and/or review vocabulary related to newspapers, and to practice it through reading and speaking within a semi-controlled context.
To practice reading for specific information and to use this information in a semi-controlled speaking context
Procedure (41-48 minutes)
1) Bring in a couple of newspapers and introduce it as the topic of the unit. Ask students how the get theır news. Newspaper? Internet? Television? Radio? 2) Put students in groups of 4(preferably multicultural) and ask them to talk about the types of newspapers they read, the ones they like and the ones they dislike, and what´s happening in the news right now.
1) Draw a mınd map: in the middle, write NEWSPAPER. Around it, write the subheadings: People who work on newspapers, Sectıons of a newspaper, Things in a newspaper, and Words to decribe newspapers. 2) Elicit one word for each section 3) Put Ss in different groups of four. Gıve each group a subheading. Have them come up with as many words as they can to put under their subheading. 4) Get FB from Ss and write on WB
1) Instruct Ss to look at the vocab in ex. 1. Pass out HO. 2) Put Ss into pairs and discuss the meaning of the words. Monıtor Ss. 3) Have students fill in the gaps to the text in ex. 1. Monitor their work. 4) Get the anwers from Ss and write them on WB. 5) Ask if there are any words that they don´t understand and explain.
1) Revisit vocab at top of HO. 2) Drill the word. Write the word on WB. Draw stress and syllables. 3) Have the students draw the stress above each word on HO.
1)Have students read the text at bottom left page 77. 2) Put Ss into new pairs. 3) Give each pair the T/F questions and have them discuss their answers. 4) Discuss as WC
Ask WC the questions in Ex. 2, pg 77. Encourage the use of the practiced vocabulary.