The news (PDF)
Type: General English
Skills practised: Speaking, listening
Language/Systems:Shape vocabulary (review and expand), asking and replying to questions in different tense
Material: notecards (lesson overview, shape vocabulary, homework), picture of photographers
Tools: notecard displayer, secure picture board, a chair or the hot spot object
Location/LMs: A garden (where you can rez objects), Reuters bureau in SL
Summary: This is lesson is to get students speaking and to prepare them for the next lesson where they will interview a surprise guest.
We will visit Reuters‘ bureau in SL and talk about news agencies and journalist to introduce the topic to the students. This will be followed by the “Hot Seat“ game. Students will take turns sitting on the hot seat and being interviewed by their classmates. This activity will help students practise asking questions and responding to them. Finally, there will be another speaking activity called “Impromptu Speech“ which is a fluency activity and usually a lot of fun.