Form 8. My attitude to pocket money

December 14, 2015

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“My Attitude to Pocket Money»
в 8 классе

Учитель Глушакова Татьяна Петровна

Learning aims:

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

— demonstrate their knowledge of topic vocabulary by listening to a dialogue and filling in the missing words/answering questions
— describe their own experiences of dealing with pocket money using Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous
— formulate their point of view on pocket money management after reading a text by saying from 2 to 5 sentences using phrases of agreement/ disagreement

I. Warming up (Time: 3 min)
People in any society can’t live without money, that’s why they have to know how to deal with it. You are children and don’t earn your own money yet, but most of you get pocket money from parents and that’s a great chance to learn money management and get prepared for the future.

Would you like to be taught money management at school? At what lesson?
What is the topic for our today’s lesson?

II. Main activity
1. Listening
1st listening. ( Time: 2 min) Watch the video and say what father thinks about his daughter’s money management skills. Does the girl agree with her father?

— Dad! Hey, Dad, can I talk to you for a minute?
— Yes, sure. What is it, honey? What do you want?
— Ah, well… I… I need more pocket money.
— What? More pocket money? No way! You already gеt enough pocket money per month.
— No, no. I don’t get enough pocket money.
— Oh, yes, you do.
— Oh, please, Dad, come on, everything is so expensive. And I really want to buy a new pair of trainers.
— Well, then you’ll have to learn to save your money.
— Oh, Dad, come on, I am 12 years old now and I must get more. My friends from my class get more than me too.
— No, no. You don’t get more pocket money because you always spend everything right away. And you don’t have to buy a new pair of trainers, because I, I bought you some last week.
— Dad, please, look. I am so good at school. I only have good marks. And maybe when I have a bit more I can save some money, too.
— Ah, I don’t know. Well, OK, I have to think about it.
— Oh, yes, please.
2nd listening. (Time: 5 min) Watch the video again and fill in the missing words. Write down your results on the blackboard.

Hot potatoes exercise (with video for class work)/ dialogue (without video)

2. Speaking (Time: 10 min)
Do you get pocket money? How much? Do you get your pocket money weekly, monthly or daily? Do you get pocket money for chores or for good marks at school?
Have you ever saved money? For how long have you been saving it? What have you bought with the money?

3. Reading (Time : 7 min)
a) Pre-reading stage. A number of people believe that pocket money teaches teenagers to be responsible with money. Others say that teenagers are too young to deal with money and that their parents should just buy them what they need.
b) Reading for information. Key question: Do you think that being given pocket money teaches teenagers anything? Read the story of one family and give your opinion.

Text (adapted from The Guardian)

Sarah, 42, and her husband, 47, work in the public sector and have a household income of £75,000. They have a nine-year-old daughter
allowance [ə`laʊəns] pocket money
50p — 50 pence
increase — to give more money
manage — справляться с чем-либо
laundry [`lɔ:ndrı] стирка
chores — работа по дому, уборка

We started giving our daughter 50p a week in pocket money two years ago when she was seven years old, because we found out all her classmates were getting an allowance. However, for that she has to set the table, wash the dishes and make her bed. We agreed to increase it to £1 recently if she started feeding her hamster every day, but she hasn’t managed so she hasn’t got it.
She can, however, earn extra money for certain tasks: 5p for pairing a couple of socks from the laundry, 50p for watering the garden, £2 for helping to clean the car.
Some of her friends get £10 a week without doing any chores and we think that’s not right. But from a very young age we were taught that money has to be earned, so it was important to us that she learned that money doesn’t grow on trees – and that «I want» doesn’t get.
We save £100 a month into a child savings account for her when she turns 18. We pay for her clothes, books, trips out, piano lessons, private tuition and birthday presents for her friends. We recently rewarded her for doing well at school with a present which cost £100.
However, she has to save for other things she wants. She once saved for more than a year, using money she was given on her birthday and at Christmas, and bought herself a £300 trampoline.

Agree or disagree (Time: 10 min) (Stickers with the statements  are hung all over the classroom so that students move a little)

I guess…/I suppose…/To my mind…/On the contrary…/ I agree/I disagree…/..etc.

1. Parents should give their children as much pocket money as their classmates are given.
2. Children should help their parents about the house without being paid for that.
3. If children don’t do chores parent’s shouldn’t give them any money.
4. Children shouldn’t get pocket money because parents pay for everything: for their clothes, books, trips out, piano lessons and birthday presents for their friends.
5. Money doesn’t grow on trees. If you want to have something that your parents can’t afford, save up your pocket money.
6. Money has to be paid either for doing chores or for good marks at school.
7. Pocket money helps children to get ready for the future, to be responsible and sensible.
8. Teenager shouldn’t get pocket money because they waste it.

III. Reflexion. Marks (Time: 5 min)
Now I … know/understand that…
— I should save money and not waste it
— my parents work hard to earn money and I should earn my pocket money too
— to get money I have to work hard at school because studying is my work
— ….

Home assignment Ex. 3a p. 83

PS: Mind the time for each step. It is ~. План для сильной группы. Для средней будет завтра.

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