Olympics reading TP8
To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Olympic Games.
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Olympic Games.
Procedure (45-55 minutes)
Start the lesson by showing Ss a picture of the Olympic rings and elicit the context of the lesson. Elicit the word medals (gold, silver and bronze). Ask SS in PW to discuss what Turkey's most successful Olympic sports are and provide a list of the top 5.
provide SS with match the definition HO. Get SS to work in PW connecting words to definitions. monitor Ss closely to be able a identify problems with words that have similar meanings. If need clarify meaning of words. provide Ss with answer key.
Provide Ss with reading text HO. The HO is about unlucky competitors in the Olympics. This is a reading for gist stage. Instruct the Ss to read quickly and give a time limit of two minutes to encourage them to read for gist. Tell the Ss that they need to decide on the best way to complete the title of the text. They can choose from a. winners, b. dreams, c. losers, d. records. Get Ss to check in PW. Check WC FB and establish how? and why? they came to that answer.
Refer Ss back to the reading text. Explain that the text talks about four Olympians and they should read each paragraph. For each paragraph write a sentence about what happens next. There will be not time limit. The Ss will read at their own pace to gain detail from the text. Get Ss to check their sentences in PW. In WC FB take a sentence for each paragraph. Establish why S decided to write what they did. Discuss with WG what they think about the sentence. Provide Ss with the correct answers.
Divide WG into smaller groups of about 3-4 Ss. Ask the Ss to think about interesting sports stories or tales about interesting people. Pose another question for discussion, 'Would it be good for Istanbul to hold the Olympics Games?' monitor the discussions and provide delayed feedback.