The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topic

Introduction

The aim of this lesson is to give students practice in reading for information and argument in an article about consumer society and give them an opportunity to discuss their opinions about the topic
The plan is based around a text from the British Council LearnEnglish website at: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/magazine-articles/consumer-society

The webpage also has a variety of online interactive activities.

Topic

Consumer items

Level

Upper-intermediate

Time

60-90 mins

Aims:

  • To give practice in reading for information and argument
  • To discuss their opinions about this topic

Materials

Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks.

Download lesson plan 96k pdf

Worksheets: exercises which can be printed out for use in class. The worksheet contains:

  • Ordering activity
  • Vocabulary task
  • Reading comprehension text

Download worksheet 68k pdf

For more information about this topic you can visit this British Council site:


Alastair Bassett, Senior Teacher, Trainer, British Council Prague

 

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Okay, nice lesson, but 90 minutes pushes it. I used this lesson with my 90 minute B2 group, and added an extra activity contrasting Adous Huxley's "Spending is better than mending" mantra with the Ghandi quote, and the lesson still felt somewhat thin. In my opinion, this lesson is 60 minutes max.

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