Intermediate, Grade 8, B1 level
During the class we are learning to practice reading/listening skills and acquire vocabulary/idioms connected with arguing.
During the class we are learning to broaden our perception of dealing with emotions across different cultures and compare them to our own.
Procedure (40-54 minutes)
Before reading the text, I am going to ask students about arguing - do they do it often, what are the common reasons, and what is their way of dealing with the quarrel. I am also going to invite them to discussion about different approaches to arguing depending on the gender of the interlocutors.
I am going to present vocabulary from the text that might be difficult. Students will have to match the definitions with the correct word, after they finish we will check the answers together.
I am going to ask the students to read the text quickly and look for the general idea of each paragraph, then title them accordingly.
Students will be asked to read the text again, this time thoroughly. They will also be asked to gather the opinions about how men and women differ in terms of arguing which will be discussed with the class after the reading.
Students will hear the recording of a psychologist giving some tips to help people when they disagree with somebody about something (Ex. a, p.66). Their task is to listen and check which tips the psychologist provided.
Students will be asked to look at the sentences and try to work out what the missing words are (Ex. c, p.66). Then the recording will play again in order to check the answers.
I am going to ask the students about their opinions on the different approaches to arguing. Then, I will invite students to talk about the ways of dealing with a conflict suggested by the psychologist from the recording and evaluate them based on their own experience (Ex. d, p.66).