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LESSON PLAN

Teacher: GABRIELA TANASE


Date : 13th May 2011
Class: X BMI
Students level: upper intermediate
School: Alexandru Odobescu Lehliu-Gara
Time of lesson: 45 min
Textbook: Upstream - Upper Intermediate
Unit 10: The Cycle of Life
Topic: Reading: Literature Corner: Little women by Louisa May Alcott
Objectives:
By the end of the lesson, Ss will be able:
- to talk about the topic of the unit;
- to understand the global meaning of the text;
- to talk about the life of young girls in the 19th century;
Lesson Aims:
* creating interest in the topic of the lesson;
* promoting discussion and expressing opinions on life of young girls in the 19 th century;
* reading for detail;
* practising the new vocabulary;
* fostering fluency.
Skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, vocabulary skills.
Materials: video projector, film, textbook, blackboard, dictionary, pictures of the book
Strategy methods: conversation, dialogue, problematical situation, exercises,
explanation

ACTIVITY 1 / Warming up
Aims: - introducing Ss into the atmosphere of the lesson;
- increasing Ss interest in the topic.
PROCEDURE 1:
Teacher makes informal conversation (greetings, absents, how are you?, weather) and
checks Ss homework.
PROCEDURE 2:
T explains the task and allows Ss time to read the text about Louise May Alcott and
helps them with any unknown vocabulary if necessary. After that, T gives Ss some
worksheets with questions about information that they will hear and see and puts a trial
of the film Little women to Ss.
T reads out the questions and elicits answers from around the class (Ex. 1/182).
Interaction: T Ss
Time: 10 minutes
Activity 2 /Reading
Aim: developing reading skills.
PROCEDURE:
* Ss read lines 1 12 of the extract and, in pairs, discuss what the girls experiment
probably involved. T elicits answers from Ss around the class (Ex. 2a/182);
* 7 sentences have been removed from the extract. Ss have to choose from the sentences
given (A I) the one which fits each gap. T explains the tasks and focuses on the
example. T asks Ss to explain why sentence I hits in gap 0, and allows Ss some time to
read the text and the missing sentences silently and complete the task. T checks Ss
answers (Ex. 2b/182);
* Ss discuss in pairs what helped them insert each missing sentence. T elicits from Ss
around the class what helped them to match the missing sentences (Ex. 3/182);
* T explains the task and allows Ss time to complete the exercise, working out meaning
from context. Ss match the highlighted words with their meaning, then read the article
again and find the similes used. T checks Ss answers around the class (Ex. 4, page 183).
Interaction: T-Ss, Ss Ss (individual work, pair work)
Time: 15 minutes

Activity 3. Text Analysis


Aim: developing speaking skills and using vocabulary in context.
PROCEDURE:
* T explains the task and allows Ss time to explain the bold parts in the phrases taken
from the passage, in their own words. T encourages Ss to work out the meaning from the
context. T checks Ss answers around the class (Ex. 5/183);
* What does semi-autobiographical mean? T reads out the rubric and elicits answers
from Ss around the class (Ex. 6a/183);
* T explains the task and allows Ss time to complete the task then asks individual Ss to
tell which adjectives best describe Mrs. March and her daughters with justifications (Ex.
6b/183). T helps when necessary.
Interaction: T Ss, Ss Ss
Time: 17 minutes
Activity 4. Homework (Ex. 9/183)
Aim: improving Ss ability of writing a paragraph.
PROCEDURE:
* T asks Ss to write a paragraph telling how the life of the average girl today differs from
that described in the extract, thinking in terms of duties, leisure and ambitions.
Interaction: T Ss
Time : 3 minutes

WORKSHEET

Listen carefully and answer the following questions:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What are the names of the girls ?


What wants the first girl to become when she comes in New York ?
What is the Beth s desire for Christmas?
What does the boy promise to the youngest girl ?
What happened to their father?
What do the girls follow?

WORKSHEET

Listen carefully and answer the following questions:


1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

What are the names of the girls ?


What wants the first girl to become when she comes in New York ?
What is the Beth s desire for Christmas?
What does the boy promise to the youngest girl ?
What happened to their father?
What do the girls follow?