Reading for gist and specific information in the context of different types of jobs
To practice controlled speaking
Procedure (31-42 minutes)
show a picture of the main character of the text, seamus, and elicit ideas from the class. ask the students where is the man on the picture from? what does he do? etc... raise interest in the topic without saying whether they are right or wrong.
students asked to guess the difficult words through out the pictures in a way to get the essential words needed for this activity. (CCQs would be a plan B for this activity).
Provide the students with sets of pictures and sentences, make a demonstration of the first match, and ask them to match in groups each picture with the correspondant sentence.
ask the students to work in pairs on task 3. demonstrate how they are going to answer questions in task 3 by doing the first two with the class. Insist that they do not need to write long sentences for this task.
ask students to check their answers with each other. correct the exercise with the whole group.
ask students to practice questionning and answering as it is mentionned in exercise 4. tell them to work in pairs and have them answer those same questions about their own lives.