Life's ups and downs, Past Simple
To provide gist, detailed and deduction reading practice using a text about Oprah Winfrey in the context of her life, how she became a billionaire
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of interview with a famous person
Procedure (42-53 minutes)
-In order to generate interest and introduce a context for the reading, start the lesson with the video clip named "Oprah Winfrey 2011 Bloopers Blunders And Funniest Moments". -Before playing the video give students instructions to watch the video clip and tell you what it is about. -Let the students discuss with their partners for 1 minute and provide F/B.
-To reduce barriers to understanding the text pre-teach vocabulary based on the text. -Teach the word "rich" by showing the picture of Richie Rich who was a comic book character. -Elicit the meaning and provide CCQs with the following questions: -Is Richie Rich rich? Yes. - Does he have money? Yes. -Can he buy a car? Yes. -Drill the word with the students. -And write it on the board clarifying the form of speech. -Teach the word "charity" by showing some logos of famous charities in Turkey and in the world. -Elicit the meaning and provide CCQs with the questions below: -Do they help people? Yes. -Are charities bad or good organizations? Good. - Is UNICEF a charity? Yes. -Practice drilling the word with the students. -And write it on the board clarifying the form of speech. -Elicit the word "famous" giving example of famous people in Turkey. -Ask CCQs : -Do people know me when I’m rich? Yes. -Do only my friends or many people know me? Many people. -Practice drilling and write the word on the board with the form of speech. -Elicit the meaning of "poor" by showing some poor people's pictures. -Provide CCQs with the following questions: -Do I have money when I’m poor? No. - Am I rich? No. -Practice drilling the word and write it down on the board providing the stress. -Teach and elicit the meaning of "look after" by creating a context. -CCQs: -Do I give food to the cat when I look after it? Yes. (CCQs are from the context) -Do I leave her in the street? No. -Drill the word with the students. -Write the word on the board and elicit the form of speech. -Elicit the word clever by giving example of Einstein. -Provide CCQs: -Is Einstein clever or stupid? Clever. -Can clever people understand easily? Yes. -Drilling and writing the word with its stress and form of speech. -Teach "receive a scholarship" eliciting the word from the students by creating a context. -CCQs: -When you receive a scholarship, do you give money to the school? No. -Can clever people receive a scholarship easily? Yes. -Drilling and writing the word with its stress and form of speech. -Elicit the meaning of "local" by bringing local newspapers to the classroom as realia. -CCQs: -Is Yeni Asir a local newspaper? Yes. -Is Izmir Fm a local radio station? Yes. -Is Power Fm a local radio station? No. -Provide drilling. -Write the word down on the board, emphasize the stress and give the form of speech. -As a last word elicit the meaning of "interview" by showing an interview picture of a famous person. -Provide CCQs with the following ones: -Do people answer questions in the interview? Yes. -Do they answer for their friends or for a newspaper or TV show etc.? For a newspaper or TV show etc. -Provide drilling with the students. -Write the word down on the board, emphasize the stress and give the form of speech.
-Get the students look at the picture of American TV star Oprah Winfrey and ask if they know anything about her. -Let them discuss with their partners.
-Give ss the reading text hand-out. -Let them read for gist. -Get them match the titles with the suitable paragraphs. -Let them compare the answers with their partners. Put the answer key outside of the class and get them check their answers.
-In order to enable the students to gain a deeper, more comprehensive, understanding of the text, give true/false handouts to the students. -Let them do it individually and compare their answers with their peers. -F/B as WC and get them give you the reasons of false statements. -Put the answer keys under their chairs and get them check their answers.
-Give some flash cards with the questions on it and get the students to create an interview with Oprah Winfrey. -One student is going to be Oprah Winfrey and the other is interviewer. -Give them 3-4 minutes to prepare and let them role play with their partners. -Monitor closely and provide delayed F/B.