To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about memorable New Year's Eves
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of celebrating New Year's Eve
Procedure (45 minutes)
T greets Ss showing the first slide. T shows three photos and asks Ss to infer from the photos that they are related to the "New Year". T elicits when New Year's Eve is (31st December). Ss focus on the next question and tell if New Year's Eve is an important occasion in their countries.
T shares the related link for matching activity in the chatbox and asks Ss to do the task individually in three minutes. T asks following CCQs and drills the meaning and pronunciation: *What's the past form of the verb "go"? (went) *How do we name the 12 o'clock at night? (midnight) *If you want to go upstairs in an apartment, what would you use? (a lift) *5, 4, 3, 2, 1... what am I doing? (countdown) *What sets off in the sky, when you celebrate New Year's Eve? (fireworks)
T makes sure Ss understand the three options. T gives Ss time to read all three stories (8 minutes). T puts Ss into breakout rooms to discuss and check their answers (2 minutes). T shares the answers.
T focuses on the task and the six sentences, gives the instructions. T gives Ss 3 minutes to read the stories again and 5 minutes to complete the six sentences with an initial. Ss compare and discuss their answers in breakout rooms in 2 minutes.
T puts Ss in pairs to discuss the questions in 5 minutes T gets some feedback from various groups and correct errors if it is needed.