In a 4-step activity pupils practise reading, writing, speaking, listening and IT skills.
They are assigned a credit/a passing grade for the activity.
The objective of the lesson is to stimulate communication in class.
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Task1: Groups study the table of five key characteristics for an astronaut (link) Afterwards they discuss the question in focus (see task 1)
Task 2: Groups study three profiles and discuss who is the best out of three candidates (link with video presentations, each one is up to 90 sec.)
Task 3: Groups create a 90-sec. presentation of their candidates (instructions) Students use a cell phone to record the presentation.
Task 4: Each group presents their candidate and the class votes for the best astronaut.
Students are assigned a passing grade.
- a laptop,
- the Internet,
- a worksheet,
- a pen/pencil;
-a cell phone (or I-pad) to create a video record.