Learning related vocabulary words and expressions about a certain topic is quite helpful in successfully communicating ideas. Most ineffective communication in foreign language results from a limited vocabulary. In the hope of enhancing the student's oral ability, as well as of getting their meaning across at the same time, this unit is designed to help students to talk about the suject of sleep. In this lesson we will look at some of the words and expressions that are commonly used for sleep. There are also some practice sessions and quizzes for you to check your understanding. And remember, practice makes perfect. Do find a partner or talk to yourself as often as possible with the expressions you learn from this lesson.
A general purpose of reading is to take in information from the article that someone is reading, as well as to expand the reader's vocabulary and to enhance mastery of the target language. In order to efficiently gather and absorb information (including facts, data, or hypotheses that are scattered over an article) when reading long texts form books or lengthy articles in magazines or periodicals, students need to learn the strategy of skimming to ensure a swift but effective reading. The exercise of summarization (one-sentence summary) that helps students to encapsulate the general ideas into one concise sentence will be conducted after the first actual reading to enhance students' comprehension. Students are expected to be able to skim a text and identify important information in the text, to sum up the gist of the passage.