Identity and Stereotypes
- Listen to someone talking about his family history.
- Listen to a set of interviews.
- Listen to people talk about landmarks in their lives.
- Listen to people talk about their regrets.
- Listen to and watch ads that challenge stereotypes.
- Listen to people talking about national stereotypes.
- Listen to people describing what they like/hate about others.
- Compare personality test results with your classmates.
- Talk about your personality: weak and strong points.
- Discuss peer pressure issues: Bullying, hooliganism.
- Discuss what makes us the way we are: background/genes/culture/environment/education.
- Discuss how to prevent and stop violent behaviour in football matches.
- Talk about types of interviews and interview experiences: role-play an interview.
- Talk about important people in your life.
- Discuss the role played by media in the way we perceive ourselves.
- Comment on results of a questionnaire on empathy.
- Talk about and share a memorable moment in your life with your classmates.
- Describe a photo portrait. Explain the reason of your choice.
- Oral presentation on walls built in the last 25 years all over the world. Where? Why? How long? Type? Testimonies?
- Read news stories
- Read a report on football violence.
- Read your classmates’ narratives
- Read your classmates’ “I poems”
- Read and answer questionnaires on gender attitudes.
- Read texts from blogs and websites dealing with identity.
- Read a newspaper article to identify facts and opinions.
- Read non abridged articles on gender issues from quality newspapers such as The Guardian.
- Read a short story on hooliganism and peer pressure: ” One of the lads” from Frozen Pizza by Antoinette Moses: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/bendit_afterreading.pdf
- Read an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s ” the Ghost of Canterville”. American/English stereotypes: http://www.ego4u.com/download/pdf/canterville-ghost_easy.en.pdf
- Contribute with a comment on a forum/ web page/blog/on line magazine.
- Write a review of an add.
- Write a description of a person.
- Write an “I am poem”.
- Write a short narrative of a memorable experience. Describe your feelings and reactions.
- Write summaries of class sessions.
- Write a summary of a talk.
- Write a questionnaire.
- Write a set of thought provoking questions.
- Write summaries and react to short articles on a British Council teen site on a variety of topics. (graffiti, space tourism, selfies, zoos, celebrities)
Language knowledge and usage
- Question forms including subject/object questions and questions with propositions:
- Past tenses and irregular verbs.
- Review of verb tenses: Present and past simple versus present and past continuous: Past simple versus present perfect.
- Collocations: get/take/do
- People’s personality and looks.
- Feelings and emotions.