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Text 1 – Elementary
This part of the assignment focuses on s... [Show More] tage 5 of an elementary reading lesson.
You should plan a 15-minute follow-on stage consisting of two short communicative speaking tasks, which will require the use of
some of the vocabulary in the text for the final stage of the lesson.
Include any necessary references in the bibliography template. See 'Referencing' document for advice on what is required.
Read 'Advice on Approaching Assignment A' before you begin work on this template.
Class: Elementary (A1) 12 adults (6M, 6F), age range 25-56. Most of the students want to learn English because they feel it will improve
their job prospects. Three are learning for recreational reasons.
21st Century Dad
Bobbie and Moira Fernandez got married 6 years ago when they were 24 years old. Their daughter, Addison, was born 3 years later. Their baby son,
Remy, is 15 months old.
Bobbie worked in a library, and Moira is an engineer. Moira loves her work, so Bobbie left his job. He stays at home with the children. We asked
Bobbie about his day.
“Well, we get up when Remy wakes us up, which is usually at about half past six in the morning. Moira takes a shower and has breakfast while I look
after the children. Moira leaves the house at 7.30. Addison's kindergarten is close to our house. Usually Addison walks, and I carry the baby. When
we are late, I put them in the buggy, or take them on my bike.
After that, I often take Remi to the park by the river. He loves to see the boats and ducks on the river. We sometimes take some food for the ducks.
He likes the swings in the children's playground. I usually meet other parents and babies there, so I can have a chat with them.
On Wednesdays I collect Addison from kindergarten at 12.30. Then we go to the market to buy food. Moira always goes to the supermarket on
Saturday morning. We don't have a car, so we can't do all the shopping on one day.
In the afternoons the children have a nap, and I clean and tidy the house. I cook the evening meal every day except Friday. On Fridays my wife
normally cooks, but occasionally we go out for a meal or get a takeaway.
I enjoy being a stay-at-home dad. It's hard work, and sometimes it's boring. But it's great fun to watch your children grow up. We are very happy.”
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Your lesson follows this procedure, and you have allocated these timings:
1. Lead into topic (warmer) - 10 mins
2. Vocabulary pre-teaching - 15 mins
3. First reading - 5 mins
4. Second reading - 15 mins
5. Follow-on activities (two communicative speaking tasks) - 15 mins
You need to show what you would do for stage 5 of the lesson.
Enable students to skim for gist, scan for detail and read a text intensively to achieve a thorough understanding.
To reinforce the use of present simple for routines and frequency adverbs through seeing them in context.
Extend and practise productive spoken use of vocabulary related to family and daily routines. [Show Less]