Dilek Olmez Dilek Olmez

Reading skills
Elementary level


In this lesson students will have a chance to focus on their reading skills, with an attempt both at gist reading and reading for specific information about famous people. At the end of the lesson students will be able to understand how to read a text and get specific information ,and be introducted to new vocabulary.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about about famous people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of new words from the text.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The SS will be given a text about my likes and dislikes. They will all find one of the following in the text '' really love, love, like, quite like, don't mind, hate , really hate .That they learnt from the last lessons. Giving them a set time. Giving them instructions to look at the information and find the the specific words. Pick SS randomly to tell me one like and one dislike. This will be an introduction and a warmer for them to practice gist reading and remember what they did in the last lesson.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Have students in two groups group A and group B . Have them look at the word/meaning match, giving them a set time. They change groups and look at each others answers . Then have SS make sentences using those words to see if they understand the vocabulary. Then randomly pick SS to read their sentences.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Have images of Madonna and Catherine Zeta jones on the projector. Asking students CCQs : Who do they think these people are ? Are they famous people? Is she a singer ? Is she a actor? Are they both famous people ? Do you think their both married ? Do you think they both have children ?

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Give students the handout and give them a set time ,to find out where each person comes from and where they live ? Working on gist reading. Then have open class feedback. SS will look at exercise 3a and answer the questions. have them look at the vocabulary they learnt. They will compare their answers in pairs .

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-15 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Divide the class into groups. Have group A look at Madonna and group B look at Catherine zeta Jones. Give them a question paper that they have to check. For example Madonna has a american husband? She does have an american husband or she doesn't have an american husband . Then students exchange answers and check. then we have open class feedback.

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