• By the end of this lesson, Ss will have practiced reading for gist and specific information using a text about Mardi Gras in the context of festivals.
• By the end of this lesson, Ss will have practiced speaking for fluency in a conversation in the context of festivals and celebrations..
Procedure (16-24 minutes)
I will show pictures that indicate a local celebration and start a short conversation (through Q/A) about their favorite celebration. Qs: take a look at these pics. where do you think they are? (Egypt) Are they showing a celebration? (yes) what do you think they are celebrating? ..... How do Egyptians usually celebrate it?
Pre teach "Gondola" and "Parade" through pictures. Show the pic and check pre knowledge. - on the 3rd of April, Egyptians will witness the Royal Mummy Parade, where mummies will be transported to the Grand Museum of Egypt. - write "parade" on the board and pronounce it. -In Venice, the main transport is gondola. - write "gondola" on the board and pronounce it.
Chest the reading task and say: "I need help here. There is no title in this passage and we need to put a title. read the passage quickly and find a title for it." ICQ: "Are you going to read every word? No", " What is missing here? A title. " Give Ss 90 seconds to read the passage. O/C feedback.
Tell Ss to read again and find the answers of the questions provided. Tell Ss to check their answers in pairs. Guide Ss to the answer key.
tell Ss to work in groups and talk about local celebrations. Demonstrate.: T asks a S, do you have local celebrations in your country? when does it happen? is there a special food or costumes? Do people walk around in parades? Do you have fireworks in the evening? is there any type of special music or instruments? Write the prompts on the board. when / how / food / clothes / music / fireworks. Ask Ss to start speaking and do the same in pairs. Give O/C feedback after monitoring.