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Who knows you better: your family or your friends?


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Main Aims

  • To develop students' gist and detailes reading skills in the context of text about British magazine article Who knows you better?

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop studens' listening skills in the context of audio about the two girls


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

The question on the board: Who knows you better, your family or your friends? Students disuss in pairs, and then as a whole group

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

PPT slide with a photo: -Who is Richard? -Who is Danny? - Do they know each other well?

Reading for gist (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with the context of the main part of the text

Read the text and answer the questions in pairs - Who is Richard? - Who is Danny? - What do Richard's mum and Danny try to do? - What does Richard have to do?

Reading for detail (15-20 minutes) • To develop Students' to elicit detailed information from the text

Pre-teach personality adjectives (Vocabulary bank from SB), PW Now read what Richard says. Mark the sentences True or False. Correct the false ones. Peer-checking and WC feedback Guess the meaning of the higlited words in pars. Discuss as a WC Cover the text and in pairs, try to remember 5 things about Richard

Follow-up:Listening and dicussion (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and discuss Richard's friend's and mum's choice

Look at the Photos of Claire and Nina. Who do you think is more Richard's type and why? Discuss in Pairs. WC vote. Optional activity: Give Students Claire and Nina's profiles, let them exchange information and discuss who is better for Richard. Listen to Richard talking about what happened when he met Claire and Nina. Does he like them? What are the problems? Dicuss in pairs. Listen again and check your answers. Discussion: Who knows Richard better? are you surprised?

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