60′ CPE Lesson – Reading Part 6 (Gapped text)

This lesson is near and dear to my heart because it is about Australia (one of my favorite countries in this world). This is a CPE lesson (Reading part 6 – Visiting Uluru). This exercise was taken from CPE BOOK. (2015) Official Cambridge Exams. CUP.

Here I include some tips on how to systematize this type of task in order to save time and have better results. I have also written a post on Richmond share Brasil Blog that can be found here: http://www.richmondshare.com.br/08-tips-on-how-to-excel-at-cambridge-exams-part-1/ 

Material:

PPT (to be used in class) – “CPE – Visiting Uluru” CPE – Visiting Uluru

.PDF CPE RUoE Part 6 (Gapped Text) CPE Visiting Uluru

[Slide 1]

  1. Presenting the topic
  • Interaction: T-Ss
  • Timing: 2′
  • Monitoring: See if the students are following the topic of the lesson. However, do not give too much away at this stage.
  • Feedback: —

Show students the topic of the lesson “Visiting Uluru”.

[Slide 2]

aus 12. Setting the scene 1

  • Interaction: T-Ss / S-Ss / S-S
  • Timing: 7′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listening to students’ contributions and taking notes on vocabulary to be used at the feedback stage.
  • Feedback: Teacher focus on and boards relevant vocabulary, also work on pronunciation. 

Students have to answer: “Are you acquainted with this place? How else do people call it?”

[Slide 3]

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3. Setting the scene 2

  • Interaction: T-Ss / S-Ss / S-S
  • Timing: 7′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listening to students’ contributions and taking notes on vocabulary to be used at the feedback stage.
  • Feedback: Teacher focus on and boards relevant vocabulary, also work on pronunciation. 

Students have to answer: “What else do you know about Down Under?”
-political issues?
-special days?
-bands/singers?
-films?
-actors/actresses?
-names of cities/places?

[Slide 4]

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4. Lead-in (CPE gapped text)

  • Interaction: T-Ss / S-Ss / S-S
  • Timing: 10′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listening to students’ contributions and taking notes on vocabulary to be used at the feedback stage.
  • Feedback: Teacher focus on and boards relevant vocabulary, also work on pronunciation. 

Students answer the question: “How is this sandstone rock called? Where is it? Why is it red?”

[Slide 5]

5. Activating students’ schemata / Brainstorming

  • Interaction: T-Ss / S-Ss / S-S
  • Timing: 7′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listening to students’ contributions and taking notes on vocabulary to be used at the feedback stage.
  • Feedback: Teacher focus on and boards relevant vocabulary, also work on pronunciation. 

Students are going to work on the title of the gapped text “Visiting Uluru” and also on all the information they have gathered so far.

[Slide 6]

6. Systematizing the task

  • Interaction: T-Ss 
  • Timing: 25′ (5′ for the tips / 10-15′ for the task per se / 5′ to check with their peers, support their choices and correct the task)
  • Monitoring: Teacher pays attention if students are following the ideas presented / Teacher walks around the room and sees if students need support.
  • Feedback: board any comments/ ideas relevant to this stage of the lesson. 

The teacher tells students to:

  • focus only on 2 paragraphs
  • underline or circle the linkers, referring words/expressions
  • see if the linkers are contrasting or adding ideas
  • read all the options
  • make a choice 

[Slide 7]

6. Revisit the topic of the lesson 

  • Interaction: T-Ss
  • Timing: 2′

Ask students if the tips you have provided helped them to achieve better results and to make this task clearer/simpler. Ask them if they felt more comfortable this way.

 

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    > beatrizsolinoelt posted: “This lesson is near and dear to my heart because it is about Australia (one of my favorite countries in this world). This is a CPE lesson (Reading part 6 – Visiting Uluru). This exercise was taken from CPE BOOK. (2015) Official Cambridge Exams. CUP. Her” > >

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