Reading Lesson: Reading for specific information
Elementary (A1) level
By the end of the lesson ss will be able to skim: the text for gist/scan: the text for specific information, to answer questions based on the text. To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about James Bond's perfect girl in the context of Bond movies, traits of the typical Bond's girlfriend.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a pairwork speaking activity in the context of personal traits, using adjectives in a competition.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
ss listen to theme music of Bond or Rafaat Al-Hagan ss look at the first slide, probably they will know its Rafaat Al-Hagan 2nd slide to show Fouad Al-Mohandes as Mr-X (Ice- Breaker) to build a rapport and involve ss in the lesson.
3rd slide: showing a picture of Eva Green. T asks ss: Do you like her? probably ss say yes, next Q: Why do you like her? probably ss say she is beautiful. Some of them may say she is pretty. if they don't T elicit the word pretty by asking ss Can you think of a word as the same as beautiful? ss may say pretty if they don't say it. Then T asks CCQ: Do we use beautiful with man/woman? Is Eva Green pretty? Is the word pretty noun/verb? is it an adjective? Can we say woman pretty - pretty woman? Demo: Usually, we put adjectives before nouns. Next slide: T shows pictures of (Tall - Short) / (Fat - Thin) to elicit (thin - tall) from ss. Drill Choral - groups - individual , discuss the meaning then use an example as a demo. Drill (Pretty - thin -tall)
Before giving the HO to the ss, T asks ss to look at the ppt. ss read the three titles. Instructions: Look at the board read these titles, T chests Ex.5 pointing at the text, Now you will read and choose from them the best title for the text. SS work alone and discuss later their answers in pairs.
in this stage, ss are ready to scan the text to answer the provided questions below the exercise. T asks ss to read the text again and (✔) the correct answer. I.C.Q: will you write anything? ss reply no. Will you put ✔ or ✘ ? no what will you do? just put ✔ next to the correct answer. SS work in pairs - T shares the answer with the ss.
T demo with one of the ss on the speaking time exercise. Then, T divide ss into pairs they stand up take turns to ask eah other the same questions, they take turns to ask and answer each other.