Definition of culture
to give students practice in reading comprehension both for gist and specific informations
to learn, revise and practice vocabulary relating to culture/ Culture through both reading and speaking practice
Procedure (28-50 minutes)
Teacher writes on WB : 'Culture is...' sentence, and asks students to finish it with their own examples, this will help to revise what facts students remember about 'culture' from previous lesson. Only if it is needed, but students should be able to give their examples, Teacher gives examples: Culture is classical music; Culture is literature; Culture is how people do things. Theacher than splits the class into pairs.
Teacher asks students to write in pairs an agreed definition of 'culture'. Teacher asks students for examples, and choose most agreed and accurate definition of 'culture',
Teacher introduce reading text to students, and ask them to read it for gist only. Teacher asks students if there are any examples of what they said in definition of 'culture' in the reading text. Teacher checks students understanding of the different meanings of 'culture' v 'Culture'.
Teacher introduce task 1- 'complete the text with the missing sentences'. Teacher asks students to work in pairs- to read the text again for specific information. Teacher asks individual students for correct anwsers.
Teacher asks students to write in a small groups two separate definitions for 'culture' without looking in the text. Teacher introduce task 2- A or B Quiz. Teacher shows to students different key words, and students are guessing which definition of 'culture'- A or B, is correct. Teacher introduce Task 3- only if there is enough time for it. Teacher ask students to work in small groups and ask them question: 'Which kind of culture is more important to learn about- with a capital c or with a small c and why?' Students share their ideas and arguments to eachother.