Reading and speaking - Luddites and technology
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Luddites in the context of technology and society
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of technolo
Procedure (30-40 minutes)
I will show pictures of young people noticeably engaged in their cell phones, televisions, or video games, probably including some noticeably angry-looking old people, and ask the students what they see. Why the old people are angry, and what they probably think of the young people.
Elicit the following words: hammer, destroy, textile, century, movement. Go over the MFP. Methods of teaching elaborated on language analysis page.
Give Ss the text from the coursebook, tell them to read quickly for gist, and consider "What sort of people were they?" ICQ's: Are you reading slowly? Are you understanding every word?
Have the Ss read the text again, then work individually to answer the questions on the handout. Pair check and feedback. ICQ's: Are you reading fast or slow this time? Are you working alone or in pairs?
Return to the coursebook handout. Ss read and answer individually the questions about modern technology, marking how much they agree with the statements on the scale of 1-5. Then discuss their answers in pairs, and we do class feedback. I'll have members of the pairs describe what their partner thinks, i.e. "David, what does Artem think about..." "Emi, is Karen a modern Luddite?"