To provide gist, scan and inference reading practice using a text about inventions in the context of appropriate technology
To provide clarification
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
I will ask Ss to think of two pieces of equipment (not computer-related) which you have at home. They should be things you use a lot and which you really cannot do without. They should be things with moving parts, not simple objects like a knife or a pen. Then I will ask them to talk about their objects in a group of four. Finally, I will elicit a few examples from the whole class.
1 I will ask Ss to explain the meaning of one size doesn't fit all. Also, I will ask Ss to suggest answers to the question (What products could it be applied to?).
2 I will read through the three sentences with the class to focus their reading, then ask them to read quickly and find if they are true or false. Finally, I will elicit answers from the class. 3 I will ask Ss to find the phrase and what the author says about this. Then I will elicit the answers from the class. 4 I will ask Ss to work in pairs and discuss what the devices are. I will check their answers, then ask how the author uses them in the text.
5 I will ask students to read the sentences and choose the correct meaning. Then I will elicit the answers from the whole class.
6 I will ask Ss to address the arguments (What are the potential risks and benefits associated with appropriate technology?) individually. 7 I will ask Ss to compare their answers. Then I will elicit answers from the class.