Receptive skill (reading)
To provide gist and scan reading practices respectively using a text about holidays and natural places in the context of travel
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of travel
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
T presents a picture of a place she visited before and asks Ss to guess where it is, then invites Ss to a personalized discussion in pairs by scaffolding them with guided questions on ppt. and open pair demo. Next, T nominates a few Ss to report back about their peers and elicits some names of places they went to such as river, sea, desert, countryside and some adjectives describing these places. Finally, T provides OC feedback for the most attractive local places and cities in Egypt.
Pre-teach key vocabulary in the text by matching activity after eliciting some adjectives for describing places from previous discussion. T distributes matching activity HO1 and asks Ss in pairs to match up the pictures with the words and demos the 1st one (traditional). T monitors and gives OC feedback for most confusing ones after modeling and plenty drillings, T highlights the phonological features on the board (ECDW). For prediction task, T introduces pics of the famous local places in Egypt and asks Ss to guess in pairs in which cities are these places. T monitors and elicits answers without giving a feedback for this prediction activity to activate their schemata for upcoming reading.
T asks Ss to read the text quickly by their own to find the names of two cities in the text asking ICQs: 1) Are you going to read every word in the text or just move your eyes quickly? (Read quickly) 2) What words are you searching for in the text? (Names of 2 cities) Ss read individually first, then check in pairs. T conducts OC feedback. Next, T distributes completing activity - HO3 and asks Ss to read the text again (scanning reading) for specific information to complete the table asking ICQs: - what are you going to search for in the text? 1) hotel cost/price 2) food 3) weather - What's the word for "weather"? (Temperature) - How many questions will you answer? (Three) T demos the first one asks Ss to do the completing activity individually, then they compare their answers in pairs before conducting OC feedback.
T asks Ss "what are the things you can do when you visit Cairo/Sharm?" T elicits the answers asking Ss to underline the activities they can do in each city. T asks CCQs: - Can you go on a guided tour of Old Cairo? Yes - Can you go snorkeling in the Red Sea? Yes - Where can you go snorkeling? Sharm T asks Ss to read more closely and individually to answer the comprehension question listed No.2 in HO3. Ss do the completing activity individually, then they compare their answers in groups as each group will get chunks to stick on board before conducting OC feedback.
Set speaking task: - T divides Ss into pairs, SA asks questions and SB responds without telling the name of the city. SA has to guess which city from the description and activities SB provides. - T demonstrates the activity first with Ss using open pair technique. - Ss work in pairs, tell each other about the description of the chosen place then swap their roles. Feedback and error correction: While speaking, T monitors Ss closely to provide a delayed content and linguistic feedback and voting for the most attractive holiday place.