YouTube clip s on water pollution and its causes
online dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/ (3 mins)
Power Point presentation
I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views.
I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a specific set of subjects related to water pollution. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
I can write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest.
I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even
complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar.
I can understand most current affairs programmes about water pollution.
Internet access, software for making posters and comic strips list your recommended software,, online dictionary with definitions, PC, projector
Introducing the topic – Form groups of 4 students. The teacher gives the students a handout (water pollution worksheet 1) for matching the words to their definitions. They can use their smart phones to search for the meanings. (10 min.)
After checking the answers, the teacher asks:
- What are all these words about?
Play video clip (Causes of Water pollution) twice. Students watch and listen it carefully.(6 min)
Vocabulary – Teacher gives students comprehension questions on a hand-out as to check how students understand the video clip. (water pollution worksheet 2) (5 min.)
Play video clip “Water Pollution” twice (2x3=6minutes) Teacher gives students comprehension questions on a hand-outs.(water pollution worksheet 3/4)(15 min.)
Power point presentation and Discussion - Teacher shows the power point presentation about Water Pollution and ask students to discuss what can be done to save water. (10 minutes)
Brain Storming – students work in the same groups of four to decide whether to prepare a poster or to make a comic strip about how to save water. (5 min.)
Then, they start searching the net on their smart phones to find appropriate slogans and pictures.
Teacher evaluation – teacher monitors tasks and helps them to decide . (15 min.)
All the products can be presented in the class and the students vote for the best one.
Students complete their tasks. If they need extra time, they can complete them as homework.(14 min.)
Set of activities through out the task, aimed at memorizing vocabulary
Teacher grades students answers in the last activity according to the national assessment grid ; if students have more than 80% correct answers, they have done the task well.
Prepare the handouts in advance with enough copies for every student.
Be sure that the video clip will work properly on the PC device before the lesson starts
Students should bring a printed version of their comic strips and posters to class in case the technology fail.
This task is the example of recalling and memorising vocabulary and phrases about water pollution which is a global problem and everyone should consider it using different ICT sources.
Encourage teachers to adopt TBLT and CEFR in their practice and implement ICT in the teaching approach
This task comprises three language skills (listening, writing, speaking) and it can be modified and used at all levels. Also, students are engaged in freer practice. This task may be performed by many different ICT resources not only the above mentioned.