Alive & Well
To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for specific information and detail, and speaking for fluency in the context of optimism.
To introduce related vocabulary
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
Get Ss interested in the topic. Show Ss a glass that is half-filled with water to elicit answers from the ss“half full” or “half empty” ask and elicit optimistic or pessimis. Ask the ss how do the feel about the world in general,do the feel optimism or pessimists.
Show Ss the title “All’s well that ends well”. Ss discuss in W/C what they think it means and if it is optimistic or pessimistic in meaning. Ask Ss if they think most people are optimists or pessimists. Then have the ss to read the paragraph to check if they were rightor wrong, Were they surprised about anything? Then Ss discuss in small groups if they describe themselves as optimists or pessimists.Take general FB.
Divide the class into two groups A & B. Present the pictures of two people and tell the ss to guess their jobs and if they look optimistic or pessmisstic. Then tell them they will read about those two people who to see if thier guessing were right. Give each group the text A and B. Ss read and discuss in their groups what they think the person is optimistic about. On the top of each HO writen A B C D E F When the ss finish their discussion regroup the Ss so they are in pairs of 1xA & 1xB by matching their letters. Ss tell each other about the person they read about.Take FB.
Ss will be given a HO with matching exercise.Ss match the new cocablury with their definitions.
This freer speaking activity. Ss discuss in small groups what they are optimistic about.TakeFB