Teaching Practice 7
Intermediate /B1 level
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using an article about paraglading in the context of sport and Olympic games.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of sport
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
Teacher shows images of Turkish Olympic sportswomen in order to set the context of the lesson. Teacher asks : Do you know who these women are? What do they have in common? Teacher shows image of five olympic rings in order to elicit from sts word Olympics sts work in pairs matching sports to verbs. answers are presented on the WB
Teacher pre-teaches some of the vocabulary: Paragliding by showing image Hang gliding by showing image Skydiving by showing image Competition – teacher says that The Olympics are a competition what other kinds of competition do you know: sport, music competitions (like bu ses turkiye), dance, competitions on tv (like survivor) Teacher drills the sentences: She fell in love with paragliding. She entered her first competition. Teacher asks sts to discuss in groups if they are watching the Olympics, and what sport is their favourite to watch.
Reading for gist: students read the article about Louise Crandal,who is an international championship in paragliding. Pragliders in order to maket he sport more popular are trying to get it accepted as an Olympic sport. Sts read the text quickly and match the paragraphs with the titles. sts peer check their answers then WC check
Reading for detail: sts are given a handout with 6 topics and are asked to find one that is not mentioned in the article. Sts work in pairs Sts are asked to complete the sentences with words from the article. Sts work individually, scan the text,then peercheck in pairs. Sts are given an AK.
Sts are asked to work in groups and choose one sportsman or woman that they think are the most popular and say why. Sts choose a spokesman for each group, who presents the group’s choice. Then sts has to agree on only one person, who will be named a sportsman of the year.