This flipped lesson plan touches upon the topic of megacities and the problems connected with urban sprawl. Students will learn some vocabulary related to cities, read urban development statistics and discuss the problems of modern cities.
This is a Flipped Classroom lesson plan. In a nutshell, it means that the first part of the lesson needs to be done by students at home. Learn more about flipped classroom and how we implement it in these lesson plans in our post.
The pre‐class worksheet starts with a mind map presenting phrases with the word urban. Students have to look them up in a dictionary and make sure they understand all of them. To see how these phrases function in some context, students complete sentences by choosing the correct phrases. Next, they read some urban development statistics and match the underlined words and phrases to their meanings. The exercise includes words such as: dweller, metropolis, reside, etc.
In the in‐class part, students first have to discuss some questions that pertain to living in a metropolis. The questions includes the vocabulary from the pre‐class worksheet. In the next task, students look at the list of cities and rank them in order of population After that, they check the answers and discuss whether they’re surprised with how many people live in particular cities.
Listening comprehension (video) and speaking part
Then, before watching a short video, students learn some more vocab. They need to match halves to create phrases and watch the video to check their answers. In the second listening comprehension task they have to answer some questions. The lesson plan finishes with a pairwork speaking task. Students examine the list of the problems of megacities, choose the 3 most serious ones and think of solutions to them. Finally, to finish this lesson plan about megacities, they share their ideas with other groups.
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