Ehsan Taebi Ehsan Taebi

Culture: A Reading Lesson
Pre-Intermediate B1 level

Description

In this lesson, students learn about culture and its different definitions through a reading text. Students hone their skimming and scanning skills through the activities. The lesson ends with free speaking activity on the topic of importance of culture with a capital/small c.

Materials

Abc W/B

Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with gist, scan and inference reading practice using a text about a definition of culture

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Ss with fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of importance of culture with a capital/small C

Procedure

Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the topic

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.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible / to pre-teach the vocabulary

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.

While-Reading #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

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.

While-Reading #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

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.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned - Semi-Controlled practice

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.

Post-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned - Freer Practice

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.

Language Feedback (3-5 minutes) • to provide Ss with feedback on the good language use and reformulation of errors and simplified language

T writes good language on the w/b. T writes most common errors on the w/b. T elicits the correct versions.

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