To provide gist listening practice in a real life context about selfies
To provide gist reading practice using a text about the selfie phenomenon
To provide fluency speaking practice in a class debate
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
*Ask ss to have a look at the picture on page 12-13 and comment about it. "Do you often take pictures of yourself, with your friends or family?" "When?" "Where?" "On what occasions?" *Ask ss to scan the pictures and paragraphs on page 14-15. *Ask ss to pick the document that illustrates the saying "A picture is worth a thousand word" explaining why. *Debate with ss: "What do we take selfies for?"
*In pairs, ask ss to brainstorm in order to find common points between "selfie" and "autobiography"
*Ask ss to read the text and answer question n°2 page 4 (workbook)
*Ask ss to look at the selfie page 17 and describe the context they think the photo was taken in.
*Play the audio *Ask ss to answer the quizz *Ask ss to cross check together *Open class feedback
*In small groups, ask ss to find two arguments on "Why can we say that selfie is "the new autobiogaphy"?" *Open class debate
*Ask ss to do the Training Task on page 17 and send their pictures by email. They will have to take a "shelfie" (a photo of their bookshelf or their desk) and describe the objects in the photo.