CELTA Teaching Practice 5
Pre-Intermediate Adutls level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about space tourism.
To provide clarification and practice of astronomical vocabulary in the context of space tourism.
Procedure (41-49 minutes)
Put students in groups of three or four. In groups students discuss these questions. Would you like to go on holiday in space? Why or why not? What do you think are the two best things and two worst things about a holiday in space?
Show a picture of the earth and elicit word. Ask: How do you spell it? Big E or little E? Why? Can I add an S? Why not? Draw a circle and elicit the word. What kind of word is it? How do I make it an adjective? Elicit meaning of ship and space separately. Ask "What do you think a spaceship is? How do you spell it? Show GIF of revolving door. Ask "What is the door doing?" Clarify that turn can be just 45 degrees but revolve means a fixed point. Draw this on the board if needed. Elicit what kind of word revolve is. Point out that it's frequently said with "around". Write tour and tourist on board and elicit meaning from students. Explain that tourism is business with or from tourists. Drill pronunciation in the sentence "Space tourism is a new thing."
Show visuals of vocab and see if students can make a sentence with each.
Show students that there are 4 paragraphs and a blank for a heading above each one. Point out the headings on the handout and show how they will use those to fill-in the headings. They have 2 minutes. Check answer with a partner.
Flip handout over and demo how each question will have 4 different answers. Put students in groups to answer questions together and give them 8 minutes.
Give each group an answer key and have them peer-correct.
In groups students make a poster for a space tour.
Groups put posters on wall and see each other's work.