Ireland - Celtic RulesSummary:
Slide 1: A possible lead-in to the reading activity. Students have to figure out which country they can see in the picture and guess what the text to be read will be about.
Slide 2: An alternative lead-in. Students have to figure out what the three people/bands have in common (they are all Irish).
Slide 3: Before reading the text students can do some brainstorming about Ireland. E.g., in small groups they have to collect names of famous people, film titles, plants, objects, colours, or whatever they associate Ireland with (some clues are hidden behind the balloons), and organize their ideas in a mind map. They get 3-4 minutes to do this, after that the teacher asks each group what they have collected and puts the items on the board. A competition can be organized between the groups: students have to cross out those items from their maps that any other group mentions, and the group which has collected the largest number of unique ideas is the winner.
Slide 4 & 5: The text is reproduced there so that it can be used when necessary (e.g. parts can be highlighted, etc.).
Slide 6 (Exercise 3 from the book): Students have to skim the text and match the titles with the paragraphs. The titles can be dragged and dropped.
Slide 7 (Exercise 4 from the book): Students have to scan the text for specific details. First they have to read the five statements, and after they have read through the text once more they have to decide whether the sentences are true or false. True sentences turn green, false ones turn red when you click on them.
Slide 8 (Exercise 5 from the book): Guessing meaning from context. Students have to match the words from the text with their definitons. The number of the paragraph the given word appears in is included in parentheses. The definitions can be dragged and dropped.
Slide 9: A possible follow-up/homework task (letter writing).
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