“Political life” is a three-lesson unit tested in classes of international students who study Lithuanian.
The first lesson is recommended to start with a discussion about the symbols of the Lithuanian state, compare them with the symbols of other states. Then, the identification of the concept of ‘politics’ follows alongside the interpretations of the roles of the ‘politician’.
After introductory discussions, it is recommended to delve into the target vocabulary, discuss some examples integrating the use of new words. Students should be encouraged to give their own examples. For consolidation of new words, the most suitable definition out of a number of definitions is searched. For homework, similar types of tasks are given.
The second lesson is started with the revision of the political vocabulary followed by building typical collocations, gap completion tasks, and some other activities focusing on the changes in the word forms. At the end of the lesson, students are expected to be able to integrate political terms into the context, arrange a grammatically correct sentence structure. Homework activities once again should revise the use of new terms, therefore the tasks consolidating the studied material should be given.
The third lesson is started with the revision of the new lexis, then, a team task is given – a compilation of a full text. Having completed it, language learners design dialogues about political life, listen to the song, and complete gaps with the words they hear. A crossword is left for homework.
The order of tasks can be changed upon the teacher’s decision.