Sameh Hussein - Reading
To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about "100 places to visit before you die" in the context of travel
To provide product writing practice of "the place you like most" in the context of travel
Procedure (50-60 minutes)
I will start by a game designed in the PPT. The game contains numbers and pictures. The pictures are about famous places around the world. Once I click on a number, a picture appears. I will ask a student in a time to choose a number, then I will show them the picture related to the number. The student should say the name of the place and where it is. I will give the students feedbacks about their answers. Finally, I will ask them if they have ever been to any of those places and to give a short description of that place.
I will present the vocabulary (canyon - replica - meadow - gondola - archeological site) following these steps: 1- showing a picture of the word 2- asking eliciting questions and CCQs 3- pronouncing the word and let the students say it 4- showing the spelling of the word. then I will put the students into groups and give them a hand out matching exercise. The students should match the word to the correct definition. Words with definitions: canyon: a deep valley with steep sides of rock replica: an exact copy of something meadow: a field covered in grass gondola: a log boat with a flat bottom and high parts at each end archeological site: a place in which evidence of past activity is preserved
*Prediction Task: I will ask the students some questions to help them predict what we are going to read about. Prediction questions: -What do you think this text is taken from (book, newspaper, magazine,...)? -Read the title, what do you think this text is about? -Do you think these pictures are ancient or modern? -What type of text is it(fiction or non fiction, story, article ......)? -Do you think these places exist now? *Gist Task: I will ask the students some questions for gist. Gist Questions: -How many places are we going to read about? -Where are these places located? -Which one is a natural wonder, a beach, a romantic city, a modern city, an ancient wonder? -In which country is a natural wonder, a beach, a romantic city, a modern city, an ancient wonder? I will give the students these question and ask them to think of the answers individually, then I will let them check in pairs and finally I will give them a whole class feedback.
*Detail Reading Task: I will ask the students to read the text and answer the following questions: 1- Answer the following questions: 1- How long is the Grand Canyon? 2- How old are the rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon? 3- When was the city of Petra built? 4- How many bridges are there in Venice? 5- What does Las Vegan mean in Spanish? 6- What is the largest island in Thailand? 2- Read the following sentences and circle T (true) or F (false): 1- The Grand Canyon is very old by geological standers. T F 2- The citizens of Petra have never left it. T F 3- Some buildings in Venice are 500 years old. T F 4- Koh Samui is surrounded by yellow sandy beaches. T F I will give the students these questions and ask then to answer individually, then check with a partner and finally I will give them a whole class feedback. * Inferring Task: I will ask the students some questions to check their understanding of some linguistic points. Can you give me -an antonym to the word "natural" -the meaning of "fall over" -a synonym to the word "abandon" I will ask these questions to the students individually and give a whole class feedback.
*Productive Task I will give the students a writing task with the following question: If you have the opportunity to choose one place to visit, Which one will you choose and why? Write a paragraph of about 50 words answering this question. I will ask the students which place will they choose, the I put all the students who choose a certain place together in one group to do the task. I will tell them to choose one to read the paragraph when they finish. After the finish, I will ask each group to read their paragraph and I will give a whole class feedback.