Upper- Intermediate level
To provide gist reading practice using a text about Men in the 21st Century in the context of New Man
To provide practice of vocabulary like male, female, role, childcare, division of labour, bread winners, in the context of Family life
Procedure (22-33 minutes)
The teacher posts two pictures on the WB. One represents family in the past and the other for nowadays. He asks sts to describe the two of them. He elicits answers from sts about the role of the men/ women in both pics - "women in the past used to do housework, childcare and not work", "Men are now equal to women, they do the cleaning, they take care of children, they cook etc." The teacher sets context about how the role of men has changed in the recent decades.
The teacher asks students to look at the list of nouns in ex. 1, page 80 . He focuses students on the three groups of words (male words, female words, and neutral words). He gives instructions "Work in pairs. Put these words into three groups. Male words like landlord- Female words like landlady- Neutral words like a chairperson." While sts are working, the t draws a blank three-column table on the board ready for checking. He checks the answers with the class by eliciting words from students. Students are given handouts for some vocabulary that they may not know. They have to mach each word with its definition
The teacher makes the reading task clear by asking sts questions that they should find answers for in the article, exc. 3, b-c. Teacher gives sts, individually, 5 minutes to read the text briefly. "Now, read the text quickly, try to understand the general meaning of the story. Does the writer think that there are many new men in britain today?" Once sts finish reading, the teacher asks to answer the question he asked them before the reading. The teacher gives students true false questions in order to check their understanding of the reading text.
The teacher helps students practice what they learnt by doing ex. 3-d. He asks sts to relate that to their personal lives. They need to personalize and share their ideas with partners first then checking them with the whole class.