This lesson gives students the opportunity to discuss fundraising and practise reading skills (scanning and reading for detail). The reading text focuses on Mick Cullen, also known as ‘SpeedoMick’, and his long distance walks for charity. The lesson encourages students to try to empathise with Mick and better understand his background, character and motivations. Themes of mental health are also prominent and so it is advised you check with your learners first/use your own professional judgement before doing the optional video task.
A super set of resources (PPT, worksheet and teacher' note/answers) providing all you need for a complete lesson. Covers reading comprehension, vocabulary, listening, speaking (inc. role play ideas) and discussion. As Matt mentions above: please exercise caution and use your professional judgement before embarking on the video task.
Although written for ESOL this resource also provides excellent practice and prompts for L1-2 Functional English reading and discussion.
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