- Ask the class to take a pencil and their notebooks. Explain that you will dictate a text to them but they do not need to write down every word, just as much as they can on your first reading.
- Read the text aloud again and encourage your pupils to fill in their text. The important point is not to dictate the text word for word but rather read it at a normal pace so that your pupils do not write down every single word.
- Put the pupils into pairs and ask them to reconstruct the whole text by comparing their texts and helping each other.
- Give out the worksheet to the pupils and ask them to check their reconstructed text.
- Ask the class to answer the comprehension questions.
- You may also like to work on the adverbs of frequency in the text by asking the pupils to underline them and to use each one to write a sentence about themselves and a festival in their country.
Idea submitted by Jacqui Toon, teacher of young learners, Sevilla, Spain.