By the end of the lesson students will be able to have a discussion about the reading and use the core vocabulary found within.
Reading and Vocabulary
Procedure (40-48 minutes)
How do you feel today? Why? (ask and write on WB) When you're tired what do you do? Yawn. When you are happy what do you do? Smile. What do you do when you think something is funny? Laugh. When you are sad what do you do? Cry. What is water from your eyes called? Tears. When you are scared/tired what do you do a lot? (imitate heavy breathing) Breath. What's another word for happy? Starts with C. Cheerful. What's another word for talk? Starts with S. Speak.
Walk students through exercises 1 (in pairs) (ICQ) and 2. Have them check their answers with (2.43) Check meaning: Deaf, blind, percent, chemicals, frightened, oxygen, hormones, brain.
Have students look at 3a. In pairs discuss if you think the statements are true or false. Now in three groups (A,B,C) pass out missing text HO #1 Ask them to discuss/predict what the article will be about. Ask each group what their story is called and what they think it might be about.
Pass out cut up paragraphs and ask students to put the article in order. ICQ. Monitor. Once all three groups are finished ask them what they looked for to help them put it in order.
Pass out full text of each article to respective groups. Have them check if their order is correct. Who got the right order?
Reorder groups (1,2,3) Ask Ss to compare their stories with their new group members. Pass out HO 2 (contains original 3a questions + extra space) Ask them to discuss as a group the answers and write down 1 fact (not on 3a) for each article. When complete check answers as a class (t/f) and ask for their facts. Discuss as a class, what did they think about the articles. What was most interesting? What it boring? Do you have different ideas? Why do you think people laugh/cry/yawn?