Pre-Intermediate / B1 level
To illustrate a use of the common verb "get" and foster understanding of it.
To provide reading practice to analyze specific information about the process of forming better habits, such as is illustrated with the 30-day challenge.
To practice reading to get the gist of the 30-day challenge concept.
To foster solidarity in the class with an inspirational topic.
To introduce vocabulary about lifestyle changes and hobbies that people engage in or at least acknowledge as interesting topics.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
I will share the Jamboard link with several questions to get the students thinking and talking about lifestyle changes that they've experienced and ones that they can theorize. We will all talk about several lifestyle change options and their potential impacts.
I will link to Google Slides and challenge the students to match each of a few essential words to their definitions. They can check with each other for agreement in an open setting. I will help them practice pronunciation by getting them to repeat each word. I will briefly go over the meaning of each as well as quiz them on what type of word it is and in what tense (most are verbs).
In this case the students will read to themselves for gist, from a text that I will provide on Google Jamboard.
The students will review the text in the context of the WH questions. They will be reading for more detail in order to grasp the information more thoroughly a second time. They will first answer three questions on Google Forms and then review their answers amongst themselves in private messages on Zoom chatbox.
I will reveal the correct answers and allow time for questions and discussion for the benefit of the students' clarity. We will use a list of lifestyle change ideas provided by the resource. I will ask - Was there a particular lifestyle change that Matt Cutts succeeded in that surprised you the most? I will use Google Jamboard a third time and ask them to make a mock plan for how to accomplish one or more of the changes that pique their interests. There will also be time for a DEC if applicable.