Reading and Writing - Higher
Write an imaginary Diary
You can use your own material but if you're going to use a famous person maybe use someone who has been in the public eye recently.
Here is one suggestion:
Cut and paste copies of a recent story that's been in the news recently ie photos, video clips, newspaper headlines re: Matt Hancock - health secretary - affair - video footage - resignation etc
Students say what they know, if anything about this person. Prepare a worksheet to encourage students to read, listen, watch etc and find information about this person. Ask students to read, listen to, watch items regarding this person and give them the worksheet with questions to answer eg 1) Who is he?
2) What is/was his job? 3) What did he do? 4) Is he married or single? etc etc
You can do this as a jig saw reading/listening task and bring students together in small groups to complete the worksheet, find out as much information as they can about this person and compare their answers.
Then in new pairs or small groups they can write his "imaginary diary" ie for 2 - 3 days before, on and after his resignation.
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Skills: Reading skills including recognizing a writer's tone and style. Follow on activities include discussing the pros and cons of tourism, and writing a letter to a newspaper.
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