Lesson 1 (from Introduction, Sunday, 14th July 1991; Home Debut, Arsenal v. Stoke City, 14.9.68; and A Spare Jimmy Husband, Arsenal v. West Ham, 26.10.68)
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the book.
1. Class discussion. What do the students already know about Nick Hornby? What can the students tell about the book by looking at its cover and reading the title? What do the students expect from the book? Why do they expect these things to happen?
2. With the students, look at the questions Nick Hornby asks in the opening chapter. Divide the students into pairs and ask the students to write down five questions Nick Hornby poses. After ten minutes, ask the students to swap their work with another pair and provide solutions to the questions. After fifteen minutes, compare the student's ideas and for each one ask what will have to happen in the story for these answers to come true.
3. With the students, brainstorm questions that will help them understand Fever Pitch better. Ask the...
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