To provide practice and clarification of technical words in the context of technology
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation and discussion in the context of technology
Procedure (30-40 minutes)
Brainstorm: Ask the ss ''What do you think about technology?" - "How have machines and technology changed the world?" - "Have they made it better or worse?" The ss have a quick brainstorm of these questions and share their ideas with each other. The ss are introduced to the context of the lesson.
Firstly, Tell the ss to read the words/phrases in the box alone and then group them into 4 categories on the papers with different colors in PAIRS. Do one as an example if needed. The ss read the words and phrases in the box and categorise them into the word groups on the papers under each title given by T. Monitor but DON'T give F/B. Secondly, Pre-teach vocabulary: vaccination (n.) - vacuum cleaner (n.) - commercial aeroplane (n.) - solar power (n.) - communication satellite (n.) Create situations, use your gestures and show photos.
Ask them to read the the words/phrases in the box again and try to put them into the correct categories this time in PAIRS. The ss read the words/phrases again and try to categorise them correctly. The ss will revise the vocabulary by the help of this activity. F/B: Write the answers on four different colored papers, stick them on the board and the ss come and check the correct answers together.
Ask the ss to think of some more words for each categories in PAIRS. The ss try to add words to the titles and then change their partners to check other pairs' words. Monitor the ss. F/B: T puts the titles on the board. One student from each pairs comes to the board and write the words they have added to each category. Correct the errors if necessary.
Divide the ss into two groups, tell them they will choose one category and think about if we really need them or we can live without them. The ss choose one category and share their ideas with their partners. Then they discuss their ideas with each other (agree or disagree).