Time Saving Tips: Lists (Reading)
To provide gist, scan and deduction reading practice using a text about Time saving tips (lists) in the context of Time
To provide clarification of phrasel verbs in the context of time
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
T asks Ss about what do they do to remember things they need. Then T tells Ss to discuss in pairs. T elicits the word list to introduce the reading text.
T gives Ss a HO to pre-teach the vocabulary needed for the reading text. Ss work in pairs and match the meanings with words. T assigns a S from each pair to write one answer to WB during the activity. This stage ends up with T giving an answer key. T gives 5 minutes for the activity. ICQs for this stage: Will you work alone or with a partner? "with a partner" How many minutes have you got? "5"
T tells Ss to make a gist reading for 2 minutes to see if making lists really works for everyone. Then T asks Ss to discuss in pairs about their answers for a minute. This stage ends with a WC feedback. ICQs for this stage: How many minutes have you got to read? "2 minutes"
T asks Ss to find the names of the people in the article with a quick scan reading and writes the names to WB. Then T gives Ss 5 minutes to read and match the people with the pictures around the text. T asks Ss to check their answers in pairs and ends the stage with a WC feedback asking why they match that names with those pictures. ICQs for this stage: How many minutes have you got to read and match? "5" CCQs for this stage: Why do you think Jane matches picture C? "She writes on her hand." Why do you think Des matches picture D? "He categories things." Why do you think Kerry matches picture A? "She uses a personal organiser" Why do you think Julie matches picture B? " She writes her lists on a paper"
T gives a second HO and asks Ss to find the phrasal verbs for the underlined expressions from the text and rewrite the sentces with the phrasal verbs. T gives Ss 5 minutes and then lets them work in pairs with the one in their left. T tells Ss to check their answers with the one on their right. T clarifies the meaning difference between verb itself and the phrasal form if needed. Then T asks Ss if any of those sentences are true for them and let them discuss in pairs. T monitors and makes error corrections if needed. This stage ends with WC feedback. ICQs for this stage: You will work with the person on your left and you will check your answers with the person on your right. (T supports the instructions with gestures)