The main aims of this lesson to develop practical skills in vocabulary around the topics
of Healthy Way of Life and Food and in reading to specific information.
The tasks in section 2 are aimed to remember vocabulary around above-mentioned
topics. Students should classify the words after two criterions: good\bad ways of life.
This type of task requires low order thinking skills. In my opinion, that`s appropriately to
use it at the beginning of the lesson, especially in low achieving class. Nevertheless,
doing these tasks students should analyze and evaluate (tasks 1-3), give arguments
(task 3) and create (to design a poster - task 2).
The tasks in section 3 are aimed to develop skills in reading for specific information.
The tasks before reading are used to remember and systematize words belonging to
the main theme of a text and to do predicting from a text. In task 1a, students should
classify the names of different fruit and vegetables after their colour. Remembering
doesn`t requires high order thinking skills, but it`s important preparatory part for
applying and summarizing in final tasks. In task 1b, students predict information from
the text. At that, they evaluate information, so they develop high order thinking skills.
Scanning of the text requires low order thinking skills. Students check themselves in
their prediction. After reading students do a skimming task. They analyze and summary
the information from the text answering the questions in task 3. This task belongs to
communicative one and requires high order thinking skills.
As homework students should apply and summery the information they`ve read in the
text writing a diet plan for yourself. Manipulating information requires high order thinking
In my judgment, to develop thinking skills by students both the type of task and a form
of doing it are important. That`s why different kinds of students work including group
and pair works are used at the lesson.