Rules and freedom
Speaking in the context of expressing opinion.
Vocabulary related to laws and rules.
Procedure (37-44 minutes)
Display a picture that is implicitly saying that a woman's place is in the kitchen. Ask ss "what do you think?" Allow them to give their opinions and discuss. After discussing the topic. Ask "What kind of topics was this?" "Did it cause any disagreement?" The point is to elicit "controversial"
Tell the ss an authentic story about a friend whose family believe that a woman's place is in the kitchen. A story is about a girl I met at university and after 2 months she disappeared. last week she called me to invite me to her wedding. Her father and her brother forced her to stop college and now they're forcing her to get married. Ask ss "have you ever heard of a similar story?" , "what do you think?"
Ss will have to read statements on their handouts and mark them by agreeing, disagreeing or neutral. "Read the statements and mark them with tick if you agree, cross if you disagree and question mark if you're not sure" (using gestures) Give instructions, time then handouts. 3/4mn. Then ss will match headings to their corresponding expressions related to expressing opinions. "Read the expressions and try to match them to their functions" 3mn
Ss in small groups will choose at least 3 topics that they have different opinions about . give 1mn for this. Then ss have to jot down ideas and plan how they are going to express their opinions using the useful language, and every ss have to write at least 3 statements ; 1 I think..., 2why?. 5mn ICQs: Are you going to write 1 sentence per topic? No Are you going to write about 1 topic? No After writing, elicit answers from ss and clarify form; I think that .../ Ithink he is.. = I think +that-clause/ I think + subj + verb Everyone should be free to do/be...= to be free to+ verb (bare infinitive) Then ss can start a discussion with their group topic by topic. 12/15mn
I choose a topic and ask each group for what they discussed and what was the area that they disagreed upon. Error correction on the board.