Kumi Matsuzaki Kumi Matsuzaki

Upper intermediate level


In this lesson, students will read the online article. The lesson will focus on reading but students have chances to discuss by personalizing the topic of reading material.


Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about Malaysia is building a trio of sustainable biodiverse islands for people to live on in the context of Travel and sustainable society

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of sustainable society and new type of living


Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1. Showing pictures of the Jumeirah island which is famous artificial islands in Dubai. T: Ask questions to SS. Where is it? Is it an island? Have you ever been there? Do you want to go? 2. Ss talk about the topic in pairs in the breakout room. 3. OCFB ask 1 pair about the discussion.

Pre-Reading/ vocabulary (6-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

<TL> 1. biodiverse(a): having many different types of animals and plants ˌ/baɪoʊdaɪˈvɜrs/, (n) biodiversity 2. sustainable: able to continue over a period of time, causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time: /səˈsteɪnəbəl / , (n) sustainability 3.artificial(a): made by people, often as a copy of something natural /ɑrtəˈfɪʃəl / (n) artificiality, <-> natural, = hand-made 4. livability(n): the degree to which a place is suitable or good for living in /lɪvəˈbɪlɪti/, AmE*liveability, (a) livable 5. habitat(n): the natural environment in which an animal or plant usually lives /ˈhæbəˌtæt/, (a) habitable 6. reclamation(n):the activity of making land that is underwater or is in poor condition suitable for farming or building on, the activity of getting useful materials from waste: /ˌrek.ləˈmeɪ.ʃən/ <MFPA> 1. <M> Definition Ask Ss to work in groups matching the definitions activity by using google forms. OCFC 2. <F> noun and adjective Ask Ss the part of speech and change TLs to nouns or adjectives. Guide Ss to discover -ility for a noun and -ble, l for an adjective. 3. <P> Check syllables and stress. 4.<A> liveability is used for AmE, not livability.

While-Reading#1 (5-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

<task for gist> 1. How many artificial islands are being built in Malaysia? a. One b. Two c. Three d. more than three 2. What is the shape of the islands? a. Animal b. Lilypad c. Bamboo d. Fish 3. How many residents will be possible to live in the islands? a. 18000 b. 54000 c. 2030 d. none 4. What materials are not used for the buildings? a. timber b. concrete c. recycled materials d. bamboo 5. Which transportation you can’t use on the islands? a. Car. b. Bicycle c. Air-based transportation d. Boat 1. Ss read the text and complete a multiple-choice question by google form. 2. Ss work in groups from the beginning and check the answer. 3. Make it clear it is a gist not to take too much time. ICQs.: Do you read the text in detail? -> No. Keep in mind you have 3 min. to complete the task. 4.OCFB by showing the Goole form page. AK: 1. c, 2. b, 3. b, 4. b, 5. a

While-Reading #2 (8-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

<task> Ss will answer the T/F questions via Google form in groups. Reasons should be abstracted from the texts. <questions> In the text, there are many ideas to keep biodiversity and natural habitats while making artificial islands. Pick up three ideas from the text. 1. To build new islands, nature and marine life are destroyed. (T/F) 2. You can walk to other islands. (T/F) 3. By 2030, the islands will be built. (T/F) 4. One of the aims of the project is to keep the biodiversity of Malaysia, not cultural diversity. (T/F) 5. On the islands, fossil, and nuclear energy will be the main energy. (T/F) <A.K> 1. F, 2 T, 3. F, 4, F 5. F

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Discussion In the future, if you build a new type of city, and live there, what kind of city do you want to build? Or Where do you like to live? Such as; - Water front: face to the ocean or river - Skyscrapers: tall buildings in the city - Countryside: land is for farming and keeps natural conditions - Free wifi everywhere: free access to internet connection - Free public transport and no traffic jam: free charge of public transport and less cars in the street

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