TP 8 Reading lesson
To provide gist and specific reading practice of the past simple tense in the context of an individual visiting their hometown after a long absence.
To provide accuracy speaking practice of the past simple tense in the context of an individual returning home after a long absence..
Procedure (29-45 minutes)
Picture prediction activity. " What you think is happening in this picture? What is the man doing?".
Check students picture prediction, through a quick gist reading of the lessons main text for context. " So can you guys read the first two parts of the text and tell me what the text is about?" "So whose prediction of the picture was the best?".
Cover three questions with the students relating to the text regarding it's formality, which tense is used when using verbs and adjectives and is the language used in the text positive, negative or both. " So guys, lets quickly look at the text, do you think the language is formal, informal or neutral?". " So now, if we look at the verbs and adjectives in the text, which tense is used here?". "And last question guys, do you think the language in the text is informal, formal or neutral?".
I'll send the students a google docs link to read the whole individually, afterwards I'll put them in pairs in breakout rooms to complete a list of true/false questions relating tot eh text and then I'll bring the students back to the main room to discuss their answers. " So, guys I've sent you a google docs link with the text and I want you to read this on your own, I'll give you 2-3 minutes to read the text". "Ok, now I'm going to put you in pairs in breakout rooms, I want you to look at these true and false questions about the text and I want you to discuss with your partner what you think are the correct answers".
Either individually or in pairs, get students to discuss when was the last time they visited their hometown and what changes have happened to their hometown recently. Give students an example if needed. " So, guys for our last activity of the lesson, I want to think about and discuss when was the last time you visited your hometown and what changes have happened to it recently? ".
Allow students to ask any questions they have regarding the lesson and then cover DEC and provide feedback to the students where appropriate and then conclude the lesson.