To provide gist and detailed reading on the topic.
To give Ss practice in reading for gist and intensively through the context of life changes.
To provide clarification and practice on vocabulary related to life changes
To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of life changes
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about life changes in the context of challanging events
Procedure (42-46 minutes)
* Play hangman with the words "Life Changes" * Ask Ss what they think the most important changes are in a person's life. Get a few ideas. Give them HOs and put them in order of importance by pairs and ask why they put the order they did. Take some w/c.
Tell Ss they're going to read about a woman's life changes, but first you'll look at some vocabulary. Tell Ss to look at words on the cards & decide if they know or don't know them in groups. Let them discuss the meanings. As groups finish, Ss come to the board and stick the words they do not know to the board. Elicit the meanings. Focus on stress and pronunciation.
Show Ss the picture of the woman from p.67. Ask a few questions about her - Where is she, What's she holding, etc. Get them discuss what life changes happened to the woman.
Tell Ss to read quickly & answer the questions. Get them explain their answers.
Tell Ss put the phrases at part 2 and gaps in the text together. Check the ansers with WC.
Focus Ss on the questions ex 3. Take some general WC and FB.