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Week 1 Lesson 1: Gaining an overview of the course.

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Liam Brooks

on 1 February 2017

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Transcript of Week 1 Lesson 1: Gaining an overview of the course.

Step 1
Setting the scene: Short video on fortune cookies

Step 4
Activity 1: Eating a fortune cookie, writing a prophecy

1. Working individually

2. Break open and read the fortunes out loud.

3. Write a
prophecy on a small slip of paper and give this to the teacher.

4. We have 3 minutes to do this.

5. Then select a fortune at random from the pile written by your peers and share this out loud.

Step 2
Background information

Fortune cookies are often served as a dessert in Chinese restaurants in the United States and other Western countries, but are not a tradition in China. They have a piece of paper inside, a "fortune", on which is usually a vague prophecy. However, some fortune cookies may contain lucky numbers.

Step 3
Copy the following definition

to say that a specified thing will happen in the future.
Step 5
Activity 2: Letter to the teacher

1. Working individually.

2. Write a letter to me about the following:

- Name, age, suburb of residence.
- A little bit about your family.
- Hobbies/things you like to do, e.g. playing football, reading, hanging out with friends etc.
- Dream holiday destination and why you would like to go there.
- What job/career you would like to do in the future.
- What you are looking forward to about school this year.
To gain an overview of the course expectations and write the first creative piece for our portfolios.

Students will produce a list of class expectations and produce their own fortune cookie prophecy.
Class expectations

1. Working in pairs.

2. Each pair come up with two rules/expectations that you think are important to ensure optimum learning and enjoyment in Year 10 English.

3. We have 5 minutes.

4. Class discussion to follow.

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