Class theme/topics discussed:

How did you pick this theme or topic?
It’s a free-designed conversation motivating activity where students cannot avoid talking ☺

How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Pair work, individual presentations.

How did students react?
They talked a lot and seemed to like it.

Did they engage with each other and you?

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Please attach a copy. Lesson 3_Sept 7_Gossip-1

Would you recommend this activity for a future class? Why or why not?
Yes, I would. Students as a rule enjoy games, and this one, encouraging creative use of the target language and giving enough freedom to the students in the task, provides efficient practice.

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Lesson 3
September 7, 2010

1. News of the day.

2. Word of the day – до свадьбы заживёт.
Write on the board, ask to try and guess the meaning. Then after writing down their versions on the board and voting for them, distribute the handout Lesson 3_Sept 7_Word of the day. Read and discuss.

3. Word СПЛЕТНИ On the board. Ask if they know the meaning. Ask to form a verb and a noun (СПЛЕТНИК/ СПЛЕТНИЦА; СПЛЕТНИЧАТЬ).

For the following part of the lesson see the attached file.