Upper Intermediate level
To provide reading practice for gist and specific information in the context of English people.
To enable students to develop speaking skills in the context of English people.
Procedure (28-35 minutes)
The teacher greets students: Hello, How are you? (She waits for students’ response). The teacher will ask a student: Have you ever read this book? If not, "What do you think this book is about?" Students will discuss in pairs (2 students in each breakout room) the following questions: "Do you know any English people?" "If so, where and how did you meet them? What are they like?" "Which four adjectives describe English people the best?" (3 minutes).
The teacher chooses 3 challenging words from the text and covers Meaning, Form and Pronunciation. Words: Fascinating, Disagreeing, Enquiring. The teacher presents the words to the students using a slide for matching. As a whole class, match the words with their definitions. She asks students to indicate the form of each word according to its position in an example (sentence). (2 minutes) The teacher asks students to repeat after her the pronunciation of each word using the phonetic script (indicating the stress word). She asks how many syllables has each word. (2 minutes)
The teacher tells learners to read the text quickly and get the general idea of the text. Students using Google Forms will answer the following questions: "Does the writer think English people are unfriendly? Why?/ Why not?" (2 minutes) Students will check their answers in pairs using the breakout rooms. (2 minutes) Then, the teacher will ask the whole group to share their answers and compare them with the correct ones (the teacher projects the correct answers). - OCFB (2 minutes)
The teacher tells learners to read carefully for specific information. She gives them 5 T/F statements (multiple-choice) about the text. Learners will answer the questions using Google Forms. (5 minutes) Instructions: Reread the review, answer which statement is true and false. Correct the false ones. Statements: 1.- English social codes are obvious to everyone. 2.- People who commute together often become friends. 3.- 'Weather-speak' is a common way of starting a conversation with strangers. 4.- You should always agree with the person's opinion about the weather. 5.- English people don't mind talking about themselves to strangers. The teacher shows students how to answer the first question. (Model/Demo) The learners check the answers in pairs using the breakout rooms. (3 minutes) Then, the teacher will ask the whole group to share their answers (together will answer the questions on the google form). - OCFB (3 minutes)
The teacher asks students to discuss in breakout rooms the following questions: Think about what you discussed at the beginning of the class. "Has the article changed your opinion of the English in any way? Why?/ Why not?" "Do people from your country behave in a similar way?" (5 minutes) The teacher will monitor the participation of the students and write down some notes for the delayed error correction stage. Students come back to the main room, and the teacher provides the Delayed Error Correction. (5 minutes)