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American Cultural aspectsLesson Plan: AdvancedListeningReading B2C1lesson planlisteningonlinetoolsreadingspeakingwriting Cristina Cabal I know, I know, there is more than one blog post about unusual traditions here, but there are so many of them and they are so much fun to listen to.
Well, this is how I feel when people tell me about unusual customs around the world. So, whenever in the textbook I am following there is a slight reference to unusual traditions, I jump at the opportunity to do something with it.
Two texts about unusual customs A video about unusual customs with Ellen Degeneres telling the story. What nationality are your manners?
How I use Google slides for collaborative projects In this lesson, students will have to: Speaking Display the picture below and ask students in pairs to comment on it.
After a couple of minutes, get feedback. There is always someone who has read or knows a bit about this custom, mainly because every single time a member of the British Royal family goes to New Zealand this is the most popular picture to take.
In case they know nothing about it, you can tell them this is the Maori way of greeting people, called Hongi. It is used at important ceremonies.
Through the exchange of this greeting, one is no longer considered a visitor. Have a brief conversation about the etiquette of kissing in your country Listening: Odd Traditions Around the World 0: Write her name on the board and ask students if they know who she is.
Tell students they are going to listen to a short extract from Ellen Degeneres show about Odd Traditions around the world. I have only used the first two traditions 0: Write Groundhog Day on the board. Tell students this tradition will be mentioned in the video, but they will learn more about it in the next activity.
There are no questions here. The first time you play the video, students will be required to write down the names of the two festivals. The second time, they will have to explain everything they have learned about the two festivals.
Reading about Two Unusual Traditions. Ask students to talk in pairs and get feedback Ask students to work in pairs.
Giving a short speech about an unusual celebration. The only thing probably worth mentioning here is the fact that we have used Google Slides to work collaboratively.
I am a very visual person. A lot of time. I created a Google Slides Presentation, used the first two slides to give instructions and then wrote the names of my students on the slides.
One slide per student. I shared the URL with Edit permissions and asked them to, instead of their name, write the name of their festival and then insert a picture below it.The Project Gutenberg eBook, Bleak House, by Charles Dickens This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
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