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Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Online English Lesson Plans, Lesson Material and Ideas
for Reading Lessons...
Reading: Opinions and
Lesson Objectives: A class discussion about the
articles followed by discussion in small groups. This lessons is designed to
enable students express opinions and viewpoints about readings.
Students will also learn to predict information from a reading and analyse
Agony Aunt Letters / Problem Pages:
What is an Agony Aunt?
A person who gives
advice, normally in a magazine or newspaper
A person who you
can write to with your problems
What kind of letters do they get?
Would you ever write a
letter to an agony aunt? Why / Why not?
Group Activity 1: In a small group (about 3
people), using the handout “Giving Advice” read the problem
situations. Read and discuss the 4 problem letters with your group and write
predictions about the advice that should be given to the letter writers. Use
phrases such as:
“If I were you I
Group Activity 2: In your group, read the
handout from a magazine with real letters sent to an agony aunt. Do you
agree with the advice given? Why?