To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about soap operas
Perhaps the most important element of any plan is the part where we say what our aims are.Jeremy Harmer in The Practice of English Language Teaching
Procedure (35-45 minutes)
Teacher will prepare a presentation with questions: ¨What TV shows do you like to watch?¨ to start talking about the topic. Then teacher will show slide with pictures of famous soap operas and ask SS if they have watched any and ask if they know what the name for these kinds of shows (soap operas).
Teacher will let SS know we will be reading a short text about soap operas. But first we will go over some vocabulary together: Soap operas audience advertisements village programme (British) Program (American) T. will also show SS pictures so they can have a clear understanding of the meaning as well as the form and pronunciation.
Have SS read the text quickly and compete activity 2a on workbook pg. 33. give SS 3 minute to complete the activity. After time is up, check answers as a class by asking SS for answers. Provide feedback by providing the correct answers.
Have SS read the text again, this time with more detail and ask them to complete 2b on pg. 33. Give them 5-6 minutes to complete. After time is up, split them into breakout rooms and have them discuss their answers with their classmates (2-3 minutes) Once finished, return to main session and give feedback to the group.
Put SS in breakout rooms (3-5 minutes) and have them discuss the following: What is your favorite soap opera and why do you like it so much? What would you say is the most popular soap opera in your country? Say if you are currently watching any soap operas. If you don´t like soap operas, tell your partners the reason why. Bring SS back to main session and ask some to share what they discussed. Provide feedback to SS; pronunciation errors, etc.