women in science
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of women in science
To provide practice of language used for summarizing in the context of women in science
Procedure (40-55 minutes)
T shows ss some pictures of inspiring people and asks them to discuss in pairs which of them inspires them the most, why? T asks ICQ: are you going to choose one person or more? One person Do you have the same answers or different? different answers.
T pre-teaches ss some useful vocabulary by asking them to match each word with its definition. T enocurages ss to work in groups of 3 or 4 and encourages them to use dictionaries. T monitors and assists when needed. T conducts whole class feedback. T then asks ss to work in groups and fill in the blanks to make sure they understood the meanings of the new vocabulary. T monitors and helps when needed. T conducts whole class feedback.
T asks ss to watch a video about 5 women in science and asks them to write the names mentioned. T asks ICQs: how many women are mentioned in the video? 5 what are you going to write? their names. Are you going to write anything else? no, only names T plays the video and asks ss to write the names. T asks ss to check their answers with their group. T conducts whole class feedback
T shows ss a slide with some contributions made by these women in different fileds. T tells ss that they are going to watch the video again and identify each contribution done by which scientist. T asks ss to highlight the keywords in each sentence to be able to focus while listening. T checks the keywords with the ss. T asks ICQ: how many contributions are there? 4 what should you write? name of the scientist. T plays the video and monitors. T pauses the video when needed to help ss understanding the task T asks ss to check their work in groups. T conducts a whole class content feedback.
T tells ss that they are going to practice a speaking activity which is similar to the final speaking test. T introduces the task by setting up students in groups of 3. T shows ss the prompt and asks them to discuss these different ways to encourage girls to take up science as a career. T gives ss some useful language to be used during the discussion. T asks ss to discuss in groups of 3 for 2 minutes. T monitors and stops ss when time is up. T asks each group to reach a decision together in one minute.