Culture: A Reading Lesson
Pre-Intermediate B1 level
To provide Ss with gist, scan and inference reading practice using a text about a definition of culture
To provide Ss with fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of importance of culture with a capital/small C
Procedure (37-53 minutes)
Show the picture on Sld1 of the PPT and ask the questions. Elicit answers from Ss. Elicit the word 'immigrant' OPTION: play the game of hangman to elicit 'culture' which is the first problem immigrants have.
Show Sld2 of the PPT. Ask Ss to read the sentences. Ask what these sentences mean to them. Ex 1: Ask Ss to work individually. Set a time limit and ask Ss to use the Wordle and write their own definition of the word 'culture'. (as many as they can think of) Encourage questions about the words whose meaning they are not sure of. Ss Peer-check W/c FB - Check two or three answers and ask if others want to add anything to it/them.
Ex 2: Give out the hand-out. Ask Ss to skim the text and see if their definition is included in the text. Ss peer-check w/c FB: Ask Ss what other definition was there for culture. Elicit answers.
Ex 3: Ss read the sentences and decide where each sentence belongs. T sets a time limit and monitors. Ss Peer-check w/c FB: T elicit answers by nominating Ss.
Ex 4. Warmer: T asks if Ss know what a citizenship test is. Elicit answers. Ask if any one has taken the exam. T asks about the pictures on the handout p2. What country is it? What do you know about it? Ss work in groups of three to four to find and guess the answers to the questions from the Wordle. They then decide if it is a capital C or small c. T monitors. Groups peer-check w/c FB - FB is given on the PPT.
Show Sld 4 of the PPT and set the question. Ss work in groups of four to discuss their ideas. T monitors and takes notes for delayed correction.
T writes good language on the w/b. T writes most common errors on the w/b. T elicits the correct versions.