Elementary A1 level
To provide gist reading practice using a text about money in the context of student attending a university in a foreign country
To provide vocabulary clarification of Money and financial terminology
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of problems of foreign students in a big city
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
The session will start with a video clip of Pink Floyd's Money. After playing the clip for a few minutes I will ask students what they think the subject of this lesson will be. After eliciting the word MONEY and asking what they think about this subject, I will continue the lesson with the reading task.
The following will be given to students for reading text: "Money: It is believed that money makes the world go around. It is one of the most important things in our lives. Without money we can not get things we need to live a comfortable life. We have to work to earn money. We can keep our money in a bank or as cash which is the most common form of money. Cash can be either made of paper called banknotes (notes) or metallic coins. Credit cards and checks (or cheques) are also another form of money we can use to buy what we need. We can get cash from cashpoints (ATM’s) using our PIN (Personal Identification Number). We usually keep our cash in our purse or wallet. We should not share our PIN with anyone else to protect our money in the bank. Using credit cards or ATM cards made life much easier by allowing us to buy without carrying lots of cash in our wallets or purses" After the reading task is finished, I will ask students what they think about the gist of the text is.
Some of the words in the reading text will be discussed. One expression of particular interest is Money makes the world go around. The metaphor used in this sentence will be clarified. Some Concept Checking will also be used to verify Ss understood the whole meaning of the text they read.
Vocabulary to be covered in this stage are as follows: Money, World go around Checks, Comfortable Cash Cashpoint (ATM) Banknotes Coins Purse Wallet PIN Liquid, Liquidity
Controlled exercise 1 will be given for students to complete alone. After they are done they will check their answers with their partners. Answer the following questions: 1. Why is money so important?____________________ 2. Can we get anything without money?________________ 3. Where do we keep our money?____________________ 4. What types of money can we use?___________________ 5. Where do you normally get your money? _________Bank __________ATM 6. Are checks easy to use to buy things?___________________ 7. Why do we need PIN’s ?__________________ 8. Why is it easier to use Credit Cards or Bank Cards?______________
Students will be given a Poster about an invitation to a talk or meeting intended for foreign students of a university. They will be asked to discuss in PW as to the the content of the poster with the following questions: 1. Who is it for? 2. What is it about? 3. Who will be giving the talk? 4. What is her title? 5. What is the subject of her talk? 6. When is the talk scheduled for? 7. Where is it? After pair work Ss will be given to following T/F exercise to complete to make sure they understood details of the poster: 1. The talk is for all the students of the University_Cambridge__ 2. The talk is only about money _F__ 3. Sue Cutler works for the university _T__ 4. The talk is on Friday morning__F____ 5. There is nothing to eat or drink there__F____
A sample letter from a student will be given to Ss. Sample letter is asking advice about the money problems she is having. Ss will be asked in group work to discuss what kind of advice they would give to this particular student. The text of the letter is as follows: “I’m a student in Izmir. This is a very expensive city and I don’t get lot of money. My parents pay my university fees but they can’t afford to give me any extra money. I have a part time job in a restaurant, but it doesn’t pay very much. I’m using my credit cards a lot and now I’m in debt. What can I do?”