Rod Turner TP2: Millionaires (Reading Ex)
English Pre-Intermediate level
To provide gist, scan and deduction reading practice using a text about money in the context of millionaires
To provide practice of lexis in the context of money expressions
Procedure (30-57 minutes)
I will start off by showing a picture a rich couple to elicit words associated with wealth. I will also be asking what does it mean to be rich Then I will get into the context of what a millionaire is. I will ask them: how many zeros are in a million? What is a multi-millionaire?
I'm going to continue the topic of millionaires by asking the group to get into pairs and list some some ways that you can make a million dollars? ex. inherit, lotto, marry, work, game show
After setting up the context of millionaires, I will get into an article that copied from the Inside Out book. I will have students get in groups and read the article. From there I will have them answer sections two (WB matching exercise) and three of the reading exercise. Define sympathize: to feel or show support for or approval of something. Note: I will fold the paper in half so the students will not see the lexis section until later.
I will ask the groups to form new groups and answer the Lexis: Money expressions sections of the reading. They will look at the other folded part of the paper I handed out. Section one: They will underline all of the words that are associated with money. I will ask who got the most and tell it to the class. Section two: Then I will have them fill out the missing words and have some students (most likely the early finishers) come to board and write an answer that they got.
Similar to how I will ask about millionaires, I will ask the students if they know how much a billion is. I will show pictures of Billionaires and ask the class if they know who they are, how they made their money and how many billions they have. 1. Bill Gates, Microsoft, $82.3B (Riches person in the world) 2. Steve Jobs, Apple, $7B when he died 3. Mark Zuckerberg, FaceBook, $33B (14th richest) 4. Oprah Winfrey, TV Personality, $3B 5. Larry Page, Google, $30B (20 richest) If more time permits, I will ask them if they can list what comes after a billion.