Lesson 1 (from The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner)
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the character of Smith.
1. Class discussion. What does Smith hold against society? How does he try to rebel against society? In what way does Smith thnk he is justified in his hatred towards society? Do the students agree that his rebellious attitude is justified?
2. With the students, decide what they think Smith's goal is in the book. Divide the students into pairs and ask them to design a diagram that shows the different stages that Smith will have to complete to work towards his goal and how he can get back on track when he makes a mistake.
3. Divide the students into two groups. One group should research Smith's life and the other group should think of questions they like to ask Smith about his life. Finish the lesson with a question and answer session.
4. Homework. Write...
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