Upstream B1+, Unit 4
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation, debates in the context of school
To provide clarification of further education, types of school, school facilities, school subjects, people in school topics in the context of school
Procedure (83-94 minutes)
Begin with checking homework, WB: p.32, reading (answers: 1.c, 2.b, 3.c, 4.a, 5.a). First ask if all parts of the text was clear for students and they understand all words. Read the first question, ask one student to give the answer, then ask him to read the question and ask other student the answer, and so on. What do you guys think of Helen Adams? She inspires me a lot, much because she started the whole education for handicapped people. Do you know how do they get educated? Any ideas? Then let's watch a short video about Florida school for deaf and blind people.
Show a 4 minute video about Florida school for deaf and blind, and the process of learning how to write in Braille. How do you think, is it hard for them to learn? Do you now understand that your school is not that hard? What other types of disabilities you know? Do you know any other famous handicapped person? Discuss in pairs, feedback (who is this person? What is he famous for? Okay after you know about special school for disabled people, what other types of school do you know?
Open a powerpoint presentation and start doing a table with school vocabulary. Provide vocabulary presentation on school topic in category of school types. To clarify vocabulary meaning. Complete ex.1
Ex.2 have a dialogue in pairs about your school, feedback. *name*, what is your partner's most favorite subject at school? *name*, what is your answer to the last question? Have you ever been wrongly blamed for something? What was your reaction? Tell Ss, about my story of being wrongly accused. Ex.3 Listen to Slava's school life and compare it to yours. Now, I'll give you separate pieces of paper and split you in groups. Now, you are the best architects in Russia, and mayor of Chelyabinsk asked you to make a project of perfect school. Group A, you need to draw and later present the perfect classroom. Group B, the whole building. Group C, outside territory of your perfect school.
Write some mistakes that Ss did on the whiteboard and ask them to correct it in pairs. When ready - freely stand up and correct the mistake on the whiteboard. If any time is left - continue with exercises in the SB. HW: WB, p.28, ex.1,3