Global Up Int - U1 p6-7
B2 - Upper Intermediate level
First lesson: To provide Ss with practice in the integrated skills of reading for detail, inference and deduction and speaking for fluency and expressing opinions using a text about "How does your city make you feel alive?" in the context of "Alive and Well"
To provide clarification and practice of narrative tenses in the context of right or wrong
Second lesson: To provide clarification and practice of the emphatic auxiliary in the context of how your city makes you feel alive
Second lesson: To provide review of auxiliaries and practice in speaking for fluency and expressing opinions in the context of how your city makes you feel alive
First lesson: To provide Ss with practice in listening for gist and to introduce useful supporting vocabulary in the context of how your city makes you feel alive
Procedure (41-51 minutes)
Introduce myself and meet the Ss. Focus Ss on two statements (Slide 1): "You can only feel alive if you live in a big city." "You can only feel alive if you live away from a big city." Ss work alone to decide which one they agree with more and think of two or three reasons or examples to say why they think this. Ss work in pairs/small groups to explain their reasons. Monitor w/c FB - did they have the same ideas? Why/why not?
Show Ss pictures of three cities (Slides 2-4) and elicit the names - Delhi, Sydney and San Francisco. Ss discuss in pairs/small groups what they know about them. Monitor. Take some general FB. Pre-teach vocabulary from Glossary - eliciting using visuals: a crag (n) - a steep part of a cliff or rock face - (Slide 5) CCQs - Is it the whole of the rock or part? Part. Can you easily climb it? No. Why? Because it's steep. a crevice (n) - a narrow opening in a rock of a wall (Slide 6) CCQs - Is a crevice wide or narrow? Narrow. hover (v) - to remain in the same place in the air (Slide 7) CCQs - When something hovers, does it touch the ground? No. Is it moving or staying in the same place? The same place. What other things can hover? Some birds, flies, etc. ...and definitions/examples (realia): evade (v) - to avoid being caught by something or someone CCQs - If you evade something or someone, do you want to hide or get away? Yes. Does the thing/person catch you? No. What things/people might you evade? Taxes (i.e. tax evasion - give the noun form), the police, etc. adhesive (n) - a substance used to make things stick together, glue (use a glue stick and post-it notes to show this) CCQs - What do we use adhesive for? To stick things together. Board each item, elicit and mark parts of speech and word stress. Drill.
Focus Ss on the headings in Reading ex 1 (show Slide 8). Tell Ss to listen to three people describing how their city makes them feel alive. Say which city they are talking about and match it to the heading. (If time, Ss guess which heading goes with which city to prepare them for the listening through prediction.) Ss listen and match. Ss peer-check. Ss come to the w/b and write the correct answers for FB.
Divide the Ss into three groups. Tell them they will each read about one of the cities to find out what the person says about different aspects. Focus them on the points in Reading ex 2. Tell them to underline phrases or sentences in the texts that refer to these aspects. Tell Ss not to worry about new words - we'll look at them later. ICQ - Will you work alone or together? Alone. Can you use a dictionary? No. Ss work alone to read texts and complete the task. Monitor. Ss in their groups to compare their ideas and say if the writers find these things positive or negative and find examples in the texts to support this. (Reading ex3) Monitor and support where needed. Regroup Ss into groups of 3 - each with one city text. Ss tell each other about the city they read about and their answers to ex 3. Monitor. Take general FB - which writer(s) felt more positive about their cities? How did their cities make them feel alive?
Focus Ss on Reading ex 4. Look at the first example together. "If you hustle onto a bus, are you moving slowly or quickly?" Look at the San Francisco text and where "hustle" is used. Elicit the answer - i.e. it must mean moving quickly as people are going to work and so are usually in a hurry. CCQ - Are there a lot of people or just a few? A lot. Do they wait for other people or try to push past them? Try to push past them. Where in Istanbul are you likely to be hustled? Getting onto the metro, metro bus, minibuses, etc. Ss work in their groups to work out the meanings of the verbs in Reading ex 4. Monitor and help where needed. If time, Ss regroup and share their ideas. If not, Ss look at the answer keys on the walls. Deal with any questions in FB and elicit/provide further examples if needed.
If time - Ss in groups discuss if they have ever fallen in love with a city they have visited. Which one and why? Monitor Take some general FB