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Week 1 Lesson 1: Gaining an overview of the course.
Transcript of Week 1 Lesson 1: Gaining an overview of the course.
Setting the scene: Short video on fortune cookies
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.
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.
Copy the following definition
to say that a specified thing will happen in the future.
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.
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.