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Skype Lesson plan on "Shopping: Challenge or Perspective"

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Skype Lesson plan on "Shopping: Challenge or Perspective"

  1. 1. Topic:Shopping: challenge or perspective for the 21st century Type of the lesson: Introducing new contents (vocabulary, reading, speaking,listening) Teacher:Lungu Svetlana, Access Skype Teacher Program: Access Microscholarship Program, Moldova Competences: Communicative and pragmatic competence: oral production of the messages and interaction. Reception of the text messages. Subcompetences: 1. Extracting essential information from videos. 2. Presenting orally ideas, opinions through expressing personal attitudes and using arguments. 3. Analyzing situations described in the video and text, identifying the personality traits of the main character. 4. Supporting a point of view with relevant arguments while exchanging oral messages on social-cultural topics. Intercultural Competence: knowing other cultures and personalities Subcompetences: 1. Identifying famous places in London from the video. 2. Distinguishing cultural aspects of the country presented in the video and comparing to our national culture. Time: 90 minutes Lungu Svetlana
  2. 2. Nr Competen ces Lungu Svetlana Stages of the lesson Evocation Sub competences Objectives To make a warm connection with the group of the students Procedure Warming-up activity: Each person gets a colour and they are asked to speak about things from the perspective of their colour. Red-is the stop/turn-off colour: speak about a thing that you have recently bought and was really a turn-off in your life. Orange-is the motivation colour: what things you buy motivate you for being in a good mood Yellow-is the inspiration colour: what was the best thing you have bought that inspired you in for a new activity Green-is the money colour: what was the dumbest thing you have ever bought for much money Blue-is the sky’s/limit colour: what is your favourite fantasy about shopping. Purple-is the colour of royalty: if you were the ruler of a country for a day having a lot of money, what would you buy first? Indigo-is the odd colour: what is the most daring thing you have ever bought. Methods and Materials techniques “Colour Coloured Jacuzzi” paper Time 6-7 min Evaluation Notes
  3. 3. 2. Presenting orally ideas, opinions through expressing personal attitudes and using arguments To get general information about students’ preferences and attitudes The topic we are going to discuss about is: Shopping: challenge or perspective for the 21st century. Conversation Discussion questions: 1. Do you enjoy shopping? Why? 2. How often do you go shopping? 3. What are your favourite shops? 4. How do you feel about shops that are very busy? 5. Do you use to shop online? 6. Do you often spend more money than you planned? 7. What’s the best day for shopping? To revise the types of shops Communi Meaning cative and Realization pragmatic competence: oral production of the messages and interaction Town centre: Students have to think of the centre of their city or choose one shopping street or area. Working in groups they have to find some different types of shops and name 3 things they can buy in each one. Look at your labels: students have a look at the labels on their clothes, bags, pencils, etc. they have to find out their To speak about the origin of the things they Lungu Svetlana Questions written on cards 5 min Word order in building sentences Group work Vocabulary cards 3 min Types of shops Individual work Making stories Labels of personal things: pencils, 5 min Names of countries
  4. 4. have and to make up a story origin and fill in the table with the origin of 5 items. Then they have to choose an item and make up a story about the trip it had. Example: My dress was made in Turkey, but …. Till it got to Moldova. - To identify the most important factors when buying things To find a solution for a dilemma Lungu Svetlana Is it difficult to choose an item when going shopping? Consumer Criteria: students are given a chart and before you start the activity ask them to complete the 4th column of the chart with an item that is popular among them. Then they have to imagine that they are going to buy the items in the chart.- What do you consider before you decide which one to buy? They have to decide what are the most important factors when shopping for different items. Price? How it looks? The quality? The brand? Anything else? Consumer Quandary Cards: A quandary is like a dilemma, a problem. Students are arranged in groups of 3-4 and copybooks , clothes, etc. Group work Charts 6 min Group work Quandary cards 5 min
  5. 5. situation Extracting essential information from videos Intercultu ral Competen ce: knowing other cultures and personaliti es Lungu Svetlana Identifying famous places in London from the video Distinguishin g cultural aspects of the country presented in the video and comparing to our national culture To speak about places to go shopping in London and in Chisinau To express opinions on the given quotes each group gets a card. Their task is to read it and find the solution. - What countries would you like to go shopping? Why? Video-watching: students are going to watch a video about best shopping places in London. After watching the students get a quiz. - What are the most popular places to go shopping in our city? Commenting the quotations: students are divided in groups. Each group gets a quotation and express their points of view: 1. Shopping is the best therapy when you are depressed and almost all women agree to it. 2. “Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death and the ecstasy of the purchase.” (Erma Bombeck) VideoWatching Quiz Video: Shopping in London 10 min Group work Commenting Quotations 5 min Oral compre hension of a message The use of tenses in speech
  6. 6. To express opinions and give arguments about compulsive shoppers To identify the possible consequences of compulsive shopping Lungu Svetlana 3. “If men liked shopping they’d call it research.” (Cynthia Nelms) Debate: - Who are more compulsive shoppers: men or women? Reading: It is believed that usually women are more addicted to shopping than men, but a recent survey has shown that men also like shopping. Students are given an article: Men suffer from compulsive shopping too. They read the article and answer some questions based on it. 1. What did Dr. LorrinKoram state? 2. How does Dr. Koram call this addiction? 3. What is said about men in psychiatry? Why? 4. What do you think about what you read? 5. How do we call people who suffer from the addiction to shop? Consequences of compulsive shopping: Financial problems Depression Anxiety Low self-esteem Debating Discussion 6 min Reading Conversation The article: 8 min Men suffer from compulsiv e shopping too Brainstorming Conversation 3 min
  7. 7. Analyzing situations described in the video and text, identifying the personality traits of the main character To characterize the main character of the movie To set steps for reducing shopaholism Intercultu ral Comp: knowing other cultures and personalities Lungu Svetlana To get familiarized with celebrities suffering from compulsive shopping Family harmony deteriorates Video-watching:students are given some pictures and they have to predict what the video will be about. Then they watch the trailer of the movie “Confessions of a shopaholic”. After watching: Their task is to characterize the main character of the movie. Then, they have to distinguish some personality traits of a shopaholic: low self-esteem, emotional problems, they are materialistic,etc. Tips for reducing shopaholism: - What solutions are there for people who are compulsive shoppers? How can they be helped? Students have to think of tips for reducing shopaholism. Famous people: - Do you know that not only simple people face this problem, but also celebrities. The teacher presents the students the top of shopaholic celebrities. Predicting Conversation Listening Describing people Brainstorming The trailer of the movie “Confessions of a shopaholic” 7 min Conversation Reading Brainstorming Power Point Presentation 5 min Conversation Power Point Presentation 3 min Celebrities
  8. 8. Reflection Extension Supporting a point of view with relevant arguments while exchanging oral messages on socialcultural topics To express likes and dislikes about shopping To make a video about best shopping places in our country To make a survey Lungu Svetlana Likes / dislikes: students get a chart and they complete it with things they really like/are ok/dislike/really dislike about shopping. Making a conclusion: students are asked to make a conclusion and express their points of view: What is shopping? Challenge or Perspective? As for the homework students 1. have to take a walk through their city and make a video on: Best Shopping places in Chisinau. 2. Imagine in our country is celebrated a new holiday ”Buy Nothing Day”. Students have to describe this holiday and tell their opinions about it. Make a survey and find out how many people agree to have such a holiday in our country. Speak about the advantages and disadvantages of this holiday. Likes & Dislikes Chart Filling Conversation Likes & Dislikes Chart 2 min 6 min 4 min

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