CELTA TP1,Salah Al-Ghaithi
To practice reading for details in the context of love stories.
To share information about an article on love affairs.
To build vocabulary pertinent to love affairs.
Procedure (46-58 minutes)
I will ask the students to work in groups of 3-4 to ask answer the following general question about love affairs: 1. Are love stories always happy or always sad? 2. What makes a love story happy? 3. What is the happiest moment in a happy love story? 4. What makes a love affair sad? 5. What is the saddest moment in a sad love affair? The teacher hands out paper slips with the questions and then monitors the groups to make sure every one is doing the task without any difficulties. The teacher gets feedback from the students.
. The teacher writes some new words on the board, elicits meanings from students, and then uses pictures to clarify meaning for all the students. The students work in groups of 3-4 to guess the answers to the questions in exercise 1 by only looking at the pictures and without reading the article. The teacher monitors the groups to make sure the students are not reading.
Students are asked to read the text to check their guessed answers to the questions in exercise 1. The teacher monitors the groups and then gets feedback from the students.
- The students work in individually to do exercise 2. The class will be split in half. One half will do the exercise on page 125, and the other half will do the exercise on page 126. Once the students are done writing questions, each student will pair up with another student from the other half. They exchange questions and find answers. After that, students will check each other's answers in pairs. The teacher monitors the groups and then gets feedback from the students once done.
- Students work in groups of 5. Each student silently reads only one of the 5 short stories simultaneously with the other students. The students are asked to guess the meanings of new words from the context. After that, each student tells the group about the story he/she read. When all are done speaking, the group answer the questions in exercise 1 together. The teacher monitors the groups and keeps track of time.
The students work in groups to figure out the main idea of each of the short stories by answering the questions in exercise 2. The teacher monitors the groups and makes sure all the students are participating. The teacher gets feedback from the students once done.
Students work in groups to answer the last question of exercise 4 and share stories of famous love affairs in their country or any famous story a student might know. The teacher monitors the groups to make sure the students are carrying out the task without problems. the teacher gets feedback from the students.
Students work min groups to guess the meanings of some words selected by the teacher from the reading article. After that, students will be given a paper slip with an exercise asking them to match words with their meanings.