Writing a biography
To provide fluency speaking practice in a interviews in the context of Biography
To provide product writing practice of a biography in the context of magazine
Procedure (46-61 minutes)
Pre-teach: Interview / interviewer. Drill for pronunciation. Ask the sts to think of 6 questions to ask me using the question words. Sts in BO rooms write 6 questions. F/B - listen to some questions and drill if necessary.
Show my Biography. Ask learners to read and see if they can find the answers to their questions. F/B - what questions and answers did you find.
Show the matching questions. Sts in BO rooms match the two halves of the questions. F/B - show answer key.
Interviews. Learners interview the new teachers. BO rooms - maybe move the teachers round if there are not many questions.
Based on their notes learners write a short biography of the person they interviewed.
Get learners to display their biographies and read each others.