New Year’s Resolutions

I’m thrilled to be back! All so full of energy and new ideas! What about you? 

This lesson is about keeping your 2017 new year’s resolutions through reading a Forbes article by Henna Inam (a contributor) and watching a video clip by Meghan Trainor “All about that change”.

I would like to share my latest article about “Teaching Pronunciation” that has been published by Richmond share blog: http://www.richmondshare.com.br/teaching-pronunciation-2/

And my first article “Motivating Adult students” http://www.richmondshare.com.br/motivating-adult-students/

Also on: http://blogdisal.com.br/site/motivating-adult-students-beatriz-solino/

Topic: How to keep your 2017 new year’s resolutions

[Slide 1] Present the topic of the lesson with the background picture as it follows.

o-happiness-facebook

[Slide 2] Introduction + background picture as it follows.

  1. Introduction (setting the scene) + background picture: 

New Year

Timing: 10′

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary (include new words for students) – REMEMBER TO BOARD EVERYTHING.

Ask students the following questions:

  • What were the highest points of your past year? (2016)
  • What about the lowest points? What makes you say that?
  • Have you had any milestones this year? If so, could you share them? If not, do you think 2017 will be the year for that?

[Slide 3] Skills: Reading – Introduction + background picture above.

2. Introducing the Reading Topic – How To Keep Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Timing: 10′

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary – boarding is very important.

Ask ss the following questions: 

  • Do you often manage to keep your resolutions through the whole year? Think about the resolutions you had for 2016.
  • If you do, what have you done in order not to lose track of them?
  • If you don’t, what would be great ways to do so this time?

[Slide 4] Skills: Reading – Reading itself + background picture above.

3. Comparing their answers to the ones found in the article.  How To Keep Your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

Timing: 15′

Interaction: Reading – individually  / checking and comparing their ideas – S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary – boarding is very important.

Tell students they are to read an article from Forbes. Show them the title: How to keep your 2017 new year’s resolutions.

.PDF file can an be found here: how-to-keep-your-2017-new-year

Adapted from: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hennainam/2017/01/03/how-to-keep-your-2017-new-year-resolutions/#166924307393

Ask ss to share their ideas (in pairs) on how to keep track of their resolutions, how to make sure they will follow their resolution’s list.

[Slide 5] Skills: Reading – vocabulary work + background picture above.

4. working with vocabulary from the text

Timing: 10′

Interaction:  S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation – boarding is very important.

The words can be found in bold in the article: 

  • latter
  • entails
  • road rage
  • accountable to

[Slide 6] Skills: Reading – follow-up + background picture above.

4. Answering follow-up questions.

Timing: 7′

Interaction:  S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation – boarding is very important.

Ask ss to discuss:

  • Why do people make a lot of promises and create a lot of resolutions, most of which they fail to keep throughout the year
  • What are the most common resolutions people make?

The last question will lead us to the next step of the lesson – the use of a video clip.

[Slide 7] Skills: Listening – watching a video clip + background picture above.

6. Introducing the video.

Timing: 15′

Interaction:  S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation – boarding is very important.

As they have answered the last question above – ‘What are the most common resolutions people make?’ Ask them to make an actual list of the TOP 5 most common resolution’s list.

After they can check it in pairs or bigger groups.

[Slide 8] Skills: Listening – watching a video clip + new background picture as follows.

meghan-trainor

7. Working with the video. 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORq6O5x0zOQ

Timing: 10′

Interaction:  S-S (pairs)

Ask ss to look the background picture and answer:

  • From the list of resolution’s made, which ones do you think they would choose for their new year?
  • Do you think they have been successful in keeping their New Year’s resolutions?
  • Why do you say that?

Let’s watch the video clip and check:

  • what were their resolutions 
  • if they were able to follow them 

Ss discuss these in pairs. Ss may watch the video again if need be. 

[Slide 9] Wrapping-up + first background picture – in order to show ss the lesson is about to end.

7. Wrappinp-up

Timing: 7′

Interaction:  S-S (pairs)

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation – boarding is very important.

Ask ss to share their own resolution’s list and how or what they will do in order to keep track of it.

Use the last minutes to revisit vocabulary and the topic of the lesson.

Topic: How to keep your 2017 new year’s resolutions

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- 16 years of teaching experience (Seven Idiomas / Cultura Inglesa Jundiaí) - 5 years as an Academic and Pedagogic coordinator - 1 year as a Pedagogic Bilingual coordinator at a Regular school - Letras Inglês Licenciatura Plena (PUC-SP) (2007) - CELTA - St. Giles SP (2008) - ETYL (English Teaching for Younger Learners) - International House Sydney (2012) - Cambridge DELTA MOD II, III - Cambridge Train the Trainer Cambridge Course - Pós em Pegagogia - PUC RS - MBA em finanças e geração de valores - PUC RS - MBA em Gestão da Escola na Contemporaneidade

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