Telling a story
To provide gist reading practice using a text about lies in the context of telling a story
To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of telling lies
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
T writes four facts about herself on slips of coloured papers and sticks them on the board. Then T tells the ss that two of these facts are false and they need to ask questions to find out them. T also tells the ss that she will be lying so they need to pay attention to the body language cues. Ss vote on the answers of T to decide which ones are lies and then T tells the true facts. Then ss brainstorm on the behavioural changes of liars and T boards them.
Ss are informed that they will learn some words related to the text and T pre-teaches the words 'white lie', 'destroy', 'guilty', 'nation', 'still (not moving)', 'punch line' and 'fiction'. While doing so, T first elicits the words, use CCQs, gets ss to do choral and ind drills and writes them on the board. Stress and parts of speech are also shown on the board.
T gets ss to skim the text to check whether their ideas from the lead-in part are mentioned. T elicits their ideas and ticks the relevant information on the board. T asks ss to read the text again and wants them to underline three collocations with the verb "tell". T boards the collocations and directs ss to the next task. Ss are given slips of papers on which there are expressions with those collocations. And they are asked to match these expressions to make sentences. They come to the board and stick those papers on the board as the next step. [O/C F/B] Ss work in pairs to complete the chart in ex.2b. [O/C F/B] Ss drill the phrases chorally and individually.
T goes through the statements in ex.2c and checks understanding. T put ss in groups of 3 and let them discuss for a while. T monitors the ss during the activity.