In this lesson, students learn and practise some basic technology vocabulary, watch a short video and play a game. They also practise speaking.
In the warm-up task students list some skills and devices and say why they are important to them. Then, they read a text about technology for the first time and find some words presented in the pictures (e.g. Wi-Fi, browser, website). They also read the text for the second time and complete the gaps in it with some verbs (connect, enter, restart, update, etc.) After that, students look at the technology vocabulary from the text and add some more collocations to the verbs (e.g. type on the keyboard, type a word). Then, they answer some questions. For example, they talk about the websites they often visit and about sending emails. The task allows them to use the technology vocabulary from the previous task.
VIDEO & SPEAKING
Before watching the video, students read some information and make a prediction. They watch the video and check their ideas. During the second viewing, students answer some comprehension questions. After the video, students look at some statements about video games and choose options that they think are true. They need to explain their choices. Finally, students play a speaking game in which they need to solve different technological problems by describing what they do step by step. During the game, students use the technology vocabulary from the first part of the lesson. There are four scenarios in the game. Students can use some or all of them.
This lesson also includes an additional task that you can use as homework or revision. In the task, students practise the technology vocabulary from the lesson. The task is available in the teacher’s version of the worksheet. You can print it and hand it out to your students. It’s also included in the e-lesson plan.