To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of choosing a manager for a pop group
To provide deduction in the context of choosing an appropriate candidate
Procedure (43-46 minutes)
Show picture of young people. Ask students to predict who these people are? Who are they? Are they friends? Do they work together? What are their jobs? Show more pictures of the people and confirm that they are members of a pop group.
Tell students they are going to read a short text about the pop group SPOTS. Elicit information about the group from the students: Are they very popular? They are quite young, They won a talent show They have only been famous for about a year. Tell students that the band is looking for a new manager. They are going to read about the experience of the 4 candidates for the job of SPOTS manager. Cover MFP key vocabulary: Hit singles, boy band, soap opera Explain that the students need to read the text about the candidates and list the good and bad points for each one.
Students work in pairs to list the pros and cons of each of the candidates
Go through the advantages and disadvantages of each candidate. Look at structures that students can use to express preference How to say who you prefer: I think... will be the best manager because... I prefer…. because… Explaining your choice: … has a lot of/ no experience of … … knows more about … … could Agreeing and disagreeing: I agree/ I don’t agree. Yes, but what about… ?
Ss to talk about which candidate would be the best manager for the pop group - working in pairs or small groups
provide Ss with feedback on language based on your monitoring of the task.