Focus question 2: What is a rule and what is a law?
Conduct all activities.
Handouts 2, 3, 4.
Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3 | Activity 4 | Activity 5 | Assessment | Further activities
Activity 1: What is a rule?
Vocabulary: rules, obey.
- Conduct Activity 1 as described.
- Select a situation with which the ESL learner is familiar.
Activity 2: What is a law?
- Conduct Activity 2 as described. Place ESL learners in pairs for viewing the Stories of Democracy CD ROM.
Activity 3: Road laws
Vocabulary: sight impairment, senior citizen, cancelled, care, responsibilities, punishment, vox pop.
- Conduct Activity 3 as described.
Activity 4: Why we need road laws
- Conduct Activity 4 as described.
- Use groups rather than pairs for 4b.
Activity 5: Pick the rule, pick the law
- Conduct Activity 5 as described.
- For 5b and 5c (Handouts 3 and 4), allow ESL learners to work in pairs with students who have better spoken English, rather than individually.
The compilation of a class glossary with illustrated text would provide a valuable resource for ESL and other learners.
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