Copy of Aras's Lesson Plan TP 6 - Failure and Success
B1 / Intermediate level
To provide detailed and inference reading practice using a text about "I've never been able to..."
To provide review and practice of learning an ability in the context of scuba-diving, learning languages and learning to dance
Procedure (36-53 minutes)
I will show them some photos from my childhood and adulthood and ask them to share their opinions about what I was able to do back then and now.
As a pre-reading activity, I will ask them to look at some pictures on my slides and then tell what they are. - Scuba-diving - Learning to dance - Speaking Japanese So at the end of this, they will have a general idea about what we are going to read about. Maybe, I will also pre-teach some vocab that is in the text.
They texts they will read has some gaps in them but still I will ask Ss to read the texts first. Just a quick scan. Then I will give them 7 sentences that are missing from the texts. First reading will be an individual task and the second will be PW.
I will ask them to read the whole text once again in details and answer the questions; - Why did they have problems? - Have they completely given up trying?
As a final task, I will change the pairs and I will ask students to answer these questions in pairs; - Have you ever tried to learn something and given up? - WHY? (the other pair will have to tell to the whole class)