X Factor Winners, Receptive skills (Reading)
Elementary - A2 level
To provide gist and scan and guessing meaning practice using a text about winners in context of The X Factor TV show.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of The X Factor Winners.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
1) Show my students photos of singers then ask them the following questions (display it on PowerPoint presentation) Who are those people? Do you think they are all famous till now or not? 2) send them HO1 3) let the students discuss in pairs at the breakout rooms for 2 minutes. 4) Nominate 1 or 2 students for O/C feedback.
1) Show my students the logos of famous TV shows and then ask the students the following questions (display it on PowerPoint presentation) Discuss with your partner: Which one of them is your Favorite TV show? Why? 3) send them HO2 3) let the students discuss in pairs at the breakout rooms for 2 minutes. 4) Nominate 1 or 2 students for O/C feedback.
1) Ask the students to bring their cell phones and follow the steps and the instructions on the screen. 2) Demonstrate 1 word with one of my students to avoid lengthy instructions. 2) Let each one of them play on her own and compete with her classmates and the winner is the fastest to finish the game. 3) congratulate the winner. 4) Check their answers and make sure that they know the form of each word and check the concept of the difficult words by asking specific CCQs like: Series: Is it not connected or connected to each other? Connected Ferry boat: Does it carry people and things or people only? People and things Award: Is it a flight to Paris or a prize? A prize Pub: can you drink only inside the pub or you can eat as well? Drink and eat Ceremony: Is the wedding party is a kind of ceremony or just a celebration? a ceremony Deodorant: Is it a thing that you put on your body or naturally produced by your body? I put it myself. 5) If time allows, I will check the pronunciation of these words and highlight the main stress. /ˈsɪə.riːz/, /ˈfer.i.bəʊt/ , /əˈwɔːd/, /pʌb/, /ˈser.ɪ.mə.ni/, /diˈəʊ.dər.ənt/
1) I will ask my students to look at the title of the article and the Photos in HO3-a. I will give them 30 seconds to work individually then with a partner in a breakout room, guess which two of the singers are “ winners” (still famous) today. 2) send them HO3-b to let them read and check their answers in 2 minutes in breakout rooms. I will ask them these ICQs before reading: 1- Are we going to read quickly or slowly? quickly 2- Do you need to understand every single word to answer the question? No, the main idea of each paragraph. 3- For feedback, nominate 1 student from each breakout room for O/C feedback.
1) Hand them the scanning task HO4, demonstrate 1 question with the students. 2) Asking my students this ICQs: 1- Are we going to read quickly or slowly? quickly 2- Do you need to understand every single word to answer these questions? No, focus only on the point in my question. 3) set a limit time of 2 minutes to work individually. 4) send the answer key for feedback.
1) Ask the students to look at the highlighted words or phrases related to pop music (popular music). With a partner, guess their meaning for 2 minutes in the breakout room. 2) Ask my students to bring their cell phones and follow the steps and the instructions on the screen. 3) Demonstrate 1 word with one of my students by asking CCQs to avoid lengthy instructions. (Audience: Are they a group of people in different places or at the same place? At the same place? 4) Let each one of them play on her own and compete with her classmates and the winner is the fastest to finish the game. 5) congratulate the winner. 6) Check their answers and make sure that they know the form of each word and check the concept of the difficult words by asking specific CCQs like: Recording contract: Is it a written form or just orally? A written form Number 1: Is it at the top or the bottom of anything? A the top Single: Is it one or more? One only Concert: Is it a performance of plays or music? Music Audience: Are they a group of people in different places or at the same place? At the same place Hit: the ones who love this song are a high number or low number? High number Top ten: Does it mean they are the best ten or the worst ten? The best ten Album: Does the album have only one song or lots of them? Lots of them Copy: Does the copy have the exact context or a different one? The exact content Version: Is it a particular form of something that is slightly different from other forms or the forms are exactly the same? Slightly different
1) Ask my students to discuss with their partners in the breakout rooms these questions: 1-Do you have similar programs to The X Factor in your country? 2- Can you remember the names of some of the winners? 3- Where are they now? ( Show them some of the winners' photos as a kind of scaffolding) 2) demonstrate with one student 3) send them HO6, let them speak for 4 minutes. 4) The feedback is content feedback.