Bus timetable from Malaga Centre to Airport
Bus timetable from Gang-nam station to Airport
Topic: What time should I take a bus to get the airport?
Target age/level: adults/intermediate
Skills: Skimming and scanning skills
Objective: Students are able to analyze differences between two different-originated bus timetables by using skimming and scanning strategies.
Pre-reading: Draw students’ attentions by asking some questions to students like how to get here today or what time did you get on the bus to get here. Also, showing pictures of bus and its timetable.
While-reading: Let students see the two different bus timetables quickly (1st reading). It is for a gist so the teacher would better asking students on general questions.
Skimming questions (general questions)
(1) Where does a bus in each timetable head to?
(2) How many times of operations are on?
(2) What color of each timetable are used?
After first reading, students are able to answer above general questions easily. The teacher ask questions as a class and let them answer it together because it is easy. For this time, to grab details in each timetable so students can compare and contrast. Let them see or read the timetables more by giving enough time (2nd reading).
Scanning questions (detail questions)
(1) When is the first bus to head airport in each bus timetable?
(4) What are some differences between two different bus timetables?
Post-reading: The teacher distribute two bus timetables; one is in the area that school is located and the other is the area anywhere. By using authentic material, students are able to acquire two strategies effectively and eventually, use them naturally. It would be a brief review as activity. After that, let students to talk each other where/when do they have to get on the bus to be on time for school? for further.