Anna Anna

Copy of Advantages and Disadvantages of modern technology
Intermediate level

Description

In this lesson students will practice their receptive skills with the main focus being on reading. Students will do a range of different activities to focus on gist reading and intensive reading to gain a good understanding of the text and to be able to talk about modern versus old technology. By the end of the lesson students should be be able to write and discuss if they agree or disagree with the author on modern day technology.

Materials

Abc Vocabulary A/K
Abc Paragraphs of text (cut out)
Abc Poster example
Abc Coloured papers and box
Abc Vocabulary cut outs and meanings (matching)
Abc Pictures of modern day technology
Abc Coloured A3 papers
Abc Machines behaving badly text
Abc True/False HO
Abc Vocabulary A/K

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about technology in the context of modern day technology
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about technology in the context of disadvantages and advantages of modern technology

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary- to build understanding of the text using 5-6 main words from the text
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of technology- agree or disagree with the author

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T will ask how SS are and then briefly ask who has a computer and what type of computer is it etc... - T will then show SS a video on kids reactions to old computers (00:00- 1:46) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7EpEnglgk - T will then show SS some pictures of different technological devices and have them elicit

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- T will then put SS in pairs and give them some vocabulary related to the text - SS must match the meaning of each word in pairs - A/K will be provided when they are finished so they can see how they did. - Each word will then be drilled and the stress will be elicited from the SS - T shows SS the pictures of the different devices again and has them discuss which ones they like and which they don't like and why. (in groups of 3-4)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- SS will be split into new pairs - Each pair will be given cut outs of the paragraphs and asked to correctly match the headings with each paragraph - SS will be given a strict time limit of 2 minutes to do so which will be displayed on the board - When finished SS can check others to see how they did. - The text will then be given to each student with the headings and they can see how they did.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- SS will be split into groups by choosing different coloured papers from the box. - Each S will be given a HO with true or false statements in it related to the text. - SS will be told to answer simply true or false individually and given time to do so - When finished SS will be told to check in pairs and WC FB will be given using the W/B - When SS answer False they will be asked to elicit why it is false.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- SS will remain in their groups of 4 - One pair in the group will agree with the author and the other pair will disagree - SS will be given some colourful paper and each pair will be asked to write why they agree or disagree with the author - The W/B will be split in two with one side agree and the other disagree - When each pair are finished they must stick their 'poster' to the corresponding side - SS will then stand up and discuss which ones they agree or disagree with and why - As SS are discussing the T will write notes on all errors on the posters and give delayed error correction to finish the class

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