Machines and Technology
Intermediate, B2 level
To provide clarification of technology lexis in the context of how machines changed the world.
To provide accuracy speaking practice in a discussion in the context of technology and machines.
Procedure (45-60 minutes)
I will show them some pictures of technological devices and then show some pictures of what the technology meant to the artists of industrialization. After that I will introduce the lead-in discussion topic to students and they will dicuss how technology and machines changed our world in pairs.
Students match the words in exercise 1b with their collocations and they will work in pairs. I will monitor the students but will give a delayed feedback later on. I will tell them to check with other pairs and if they can't get it right I will show the right group and make them check their answers again.
I will ask them if necesary, if there are any words they didn't understand or have trouble with and will elicit the meaning from them by showing pictures on powerpoint. Then I will check if they understood with concept checking questions. CCQs: vaccination: 1-Do we have it before we get sick? 2-Do we get it by injection or do we swallow it? 3-Does it hurt or is it pleasant? communications satellite: 1-Do they float in space or do we have it on our rooftop? 2-Do they provide telecommunications? computer networks: 1-Is internet a computer network? 2-Can it be restricted in a small area? 3-Is it for sharing information? genetic engineering: 1-Is it related with living creatures? 2-Does it change the appearance of living things? commercial aeroplanes: 1-Are they for war or for carrying passengers? 2-Can they carry a cargo? 3-Is it for free?
I will let the students check their answers by listening them from the book's cd. They will listen to it again for the second time for drilling.
Students will think and add more words into the groups by groupworking
Students will talk about which technological devices they used in the last twenty four hours using the lexis they learned today. When they finished I will nominate each group to share their ideas.
I will give them a new hand out form page 152 and the students will match the words in pairs in the box. Then we will discuss the meaning.