Upper Intermediate level
To practice reading for gist and details in the context of animals
To give SS extra practice of their speaking skills
Procedure (37-49 minutes)
T shows a slide show of strange behavior of pet owners to their pets and asks them which one is the strangest and what they think about these photos. pre-reading task: showing the pictures of the reading and ask what they think about them. and T will write SS guesses about the pictures on the board, to get SS interested in reading the text.
T asks the SS to work in groups of three, and each member read one of the three part of the reading, individually. while stage task: match pictures to parts they've read. after that SS have to tell their group members, the story they've read and give as many details as possible.
T asks the SS to read the other 2 parts they haven't read individually. controlled practice: answer questions in Ex. 4 in their groups. during this practice new words will be explained.
T asks the SS to sit in groups of 3 and give each member a piece of paper with 1 question written on it, and asks SS to discuss this questions in their group. the questions are in the context of having pet and owners behaviors.