TED: Eating your landscapes – A presentation Lesson

Topic of the lesson: Organising a presentation

(lesson adapted from: Dummett, P. Stephenson, H. & Lansford, L. Keynote Ted talks Intermediate. 2012. National Geographic Learning. Cengage Learning)

Start the lesson by  showing the topic and a photo of Pam Warhurst TED TALK and the title:

Ask students if they know what TED TALKS is and after ask:

“How can we eat our landscapes”

Ask students: “What do you think this talk will be about?”

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 7′

Feedback: on vocabulary (Ss came up with words like: crops, harvest, plantation, basil, organics, etc)

ww-pam-warhurst

Ss watch the video and see if their deductions were correct.

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 15′

Feedback: on vocabulary

 

After the discussion ss watch the TED talk again (if necessary). Write one or two examples of the following:

1) places in Todmorden where people grow food (She explains where Todmorden is with a map)

2) types of food they grow or produce locally (here I like to ask what the difference is between proDUce and PROduce).

3) people and groups involved in the project

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 10′

Feedback: on vocabulary

Now students are going to choose the correct option from the following text, if necessary play the video again (only this part).

The third ‘plate’ of the strategy was to get people to support local food producers / shops and buy their food. So the group got some blackboards and local traders wrote what they were selling on them. And prices / sales went up. Then Pam Wharhurst’s group talked to farmers about the idea, but the farmers didn’t think they were serious / honest . So the group made a map for people of where to buy fresh local vegetables / eggs in Todmorden. And sales went up. The farmers saw this and started selling other kinds of food locally, like meat and cheese. These are difficult / small steps, but thry change the way people think. 49% of food traders said their profits had increased. And this is why the project is successful: because it is a project for everyone / business too.

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 7′

Feedback: on vocabulary

CRITICAL THINKING part of the lesson:

Tell students that:

A speaker’s tone  has an effect on how you feel about their argument.

How could you describe Pam Warhurst’s tone?

Ss can choose from the following list:

angry   direct    down-to-earth     warm

emotional      factual       funny         quiet

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 3′

Feedback: on vocabulary

Follow up question:

Did the way she speaks help her argument or not? How? Discuss with your pair.

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 3′

Feedback: on vocabulary

Going back to the presentation topic ask students:

Which of the following techniques did Pam follow?

  • keep your ideas and language simple and straightforward
  • avoid exaggerating your claims
  • give plenty of concrete examples
  • be personal

Interaction: SS (pairs)

Timing: 7′

Feedback: on vocabulary (ask students for evidence)

Final part of the lesson:

You are going to present a practical idea to help your community. Choose one of the ideas below or use your idea.

1. A community playgroup for young children run by local parents

2. A local swap shop where you can exchange things you no longer want for other things

Ask students to remember the techniques and use them:

  • keep your ideas and language simple and straightforward
  • avoid exaggerating your claims
  • give plenty of concrete examples
  • be personal

Interaction: (trios)

Timing: 10′

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation

If time doesn’t allow, the presentations can be done in the beginning of the next lesson.

Revisit the topic of the lesson: Organising a presentation

 

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