Reading Lesson 01
To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about tourism in the context of the Machu Picchu cable car
To provide fluency speaking practice in a dicussion in the context of the effects of tourism in Istanbul
Procedure (36-53 minutes)
Discuss tourist sights from Wisconsin and the United States. Students will write down 3-5 tourist destinations that they would like to visit and then discuss with each other and the class. Class questions from Speaking activity 1
Show the picture of Machu Picchu and discuss with students. Introduce the vocabulary from reading activity 1: city, fast food, jungle, path, ruins, tea bag, train, valley, views, cable car. Ellicit feedback from students and discuss how the vocabulary could relate to the picture.
Students will read the text "The Ruins of Machu Picchu" and complete reading activity 2, answering the true and false questions about the article. Students will compare answers with a partner and then the class will check answers together.
Students will work in pairs to find and underline arguments for and against the Machu Picchu cable car as directed in reading activity 3. The students will then work as a class to identify all of the arguments present in the article.
Students will be put into small groups (of ~3) and prompted by questions on the whiteboard to discuss the effects that tourism has on Istanbul and life in Istanbul, writing down three of their ideas/opinions. The groups will then share their ideas with the class and hold open discussion on one point from each group as written on the whiteboard. Possible questions: Is Istanbul crowded because of tourism? Are there too many tourist shops or fast food restaurants near tourist locations? Is there too much garbage/rubbish because of tourism?