The island with a secret
By the end of the lesson ss will have practised adverbs of frequency in the context of describing healthy lives.
To practise reading for gist and specific information.
Procedure (43-55 minutes)
-Show ss the picture of Takanashi. -Ask ss: Who's this man? Is he old/young? How old do you think he is? Where do you think he lives? -Tell ss Takanashi's nationality and age. -Ask ss: Why is he so old? Do you think he lives a healthy life? Do you think he eats desserts?
-Ask ss to read the first paragraph -Assign a group work ordering task with percentages (adverbs of frequency). -Model and drill the pronunciation and stress of the adverbs of frequency. -Ask ss about the name of this grammar.
-Ask ss to find the sentences that have adverbs of frequency from the reading text. Then ask them: does it happen a lot or little? Is it something they do many times? -Elicit parts of speech to highlight the form. -Ask ss about the difference between the two forms (main verb and verb be)
-Add an adverb of frequency to the sentences to make them true for you. -Demonstrate with every s. -Ask them to take a photo of their answers and send it to the T.
-Read the second paragraph on your own then answer together the following questions: What is unusual about Okinawan people? What do you think their secret is? -Ask ss ICQs Are you going to read together? Are you going to write long answers?
-Read the whole article on your own. -Answer the following question: Do people in Egypt live like the Okinawans? What's different? What's the same? -Demonstrate one point and elicit others from them.