To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Famous turkish pop-stars in the context of music
To provide practice of music lexis in the context of music or favorite singers
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
To set the context, I will play 15-20 seconds of a Turkish song and then I will ask the ss this question: ''Who do you think is the singer of this song?'' Why is he popular? Do you listen to his songs?
I will put 3 pictures on the board, Turkish singers. I will ask them to tell me which of the singers they like most? Next, I will try to elicit words that describe the Type of music they listen to by using visuals. Pop music, Jazz, Rock, Metal, Rap music Then, I will drill the ss in how to pronounce the genres. The ss will predict that they are going to read a passage about Turkish pop-stars.
The Reading passage consists of three short texts about three famous Turkish pop-stars. Under each text, there is a gist question which the ss need to skim through each text first to answer the gis question. All in all, the ss must answer three gist questions and a very general question about the whole text. Then, they should check their answers with their partners. Then, I will give them the answer key.
The ss will be given a HO with T/F questions written on it. They need to scan the text in order to find the specific information from the text to answer the T/F questions. The ss will check their answers with their peers, then I will ask them to give reasons for their answers. In this stage of the plan I will try to make sure that the ss know the vocabulary used in the reading passage. They will be given a HO with a vocabulary activity on it and then will be referred to the text where some words are underlined. They will go through the text to guess the meaning of the words in the context. Then they should check their answers with their peers. Then, Answer key. I will drill the ss in how to pronounce the words.
I will try to ask the ss to sit with a new person. When the ss are in pairs, each will be give a HO with some facts about a singer. Then, they should use the question on the same HO to ask and answer the questions from each other.
I will write 1 question on the board and will ask them to discuss the question with their partners. What is your favorite kind of music? Then, I will put the class in to 4 groups, and give them questions on a HO to discuss.