In this lesson, students discuss what they learned from the article, talk about materialism and how the pandemic influenced our view of material gains, and do a transformation task.
This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.
At the beginning of the lesson, students say what surprised them in the article they read at home or give reasons why they think it was predictable. After that, they do a transformation task in which they need to rewrite underlined parts of statements using the provided word which cannot be changed. Then, they decide if they would call the things described in the statements serious social issues (e.g. Children are taught to associate material gain with rewards for good behaviour.). In the second speaking activity, students decide how important certain aspects (e.g. acquiring new possessions, sharing life with the people we love) are for the people in their country. Finally, students discuss some questions related to materialism.
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