Donri C. Roberson Donri C. Roberson

Module 6 Learn to be lucky
Intermediate B1 - B2 level


In this lesson, SS will practice using their receptive skills through a reading text about luck. The lesson starts with a general discussion about learning to be lucky. Next, pre-teach vocabulary to set the context by eliciting meaning through a matching task, and pronunciation by modeling and drilling word stress. SS will scan the text for gist in the pre-reading stage, skim the text again for details in the while-reading stage. Lastly, in the post-reading task SS will complete a T/F task and discuss in a (GW) free activity their opinion about learning to be lucky


Abc Learn to be lucky - vocabulary
Abc Learn to be lucky - T/F

Main Aims

  • Reading skills: SS will have practice in reading a text from the student's book for gist and details

Subsidiary Aims

  • Pre-teach vocabulary important for the reading text through eliciting meaning and pronunciation of the words


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

T will share/model a 1minute story about the he won $10K playing bingo at the Belagio in Las Vegas. T will instruct students to take 1 minute to think about a time they have won something, and tell us what they won. T will put SS in (PW), each S has 1 minute to share there story with their partner. Open-class feedback, T will randomly select a S to share the story of their partner with the class. Note: If a S never won, they can talk about a friend or family that has won something.

Pre-Teach vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will put SS in (GW), instruct the SS that the T will put cut-ups on their table. Each team must match the vocabulary to their meaning (2 - 3 minutes).When your group is finished stand up. ICQ's Are you matching the words to their meanings? Are you working alone? How much time do you have? Next, T will choral drill and back drill with the class to practice proper pronunciation. As well T will practice and drill word stress. Then, T will pair SS to practice with their peers for fluency.

Prediction (3-5 minutes) • To engage SS in the reading

T will instruct SS that this is an individual task and they need to read the questions on P49 part 6a and choose their answers by guessing (90seconds) T will instruct the SS when they are finished, put their pencils down and stand up. Give a couple ICQ's, What are you going to do? Are you going to guess the answers? How much time do you have? What do you do when you are finished?

Gist-Reading stage 1 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students information for the gist or general idea of reading tasks

T will chest instructions, (1 minute) tell SS to read the text and complete the answers part 6a 1 - 3. SS have (3 minutes), when they are finished put their pencils down and stand up. ICQ's Are you going to read the text? How many answers do you need? How much time do you have? What do you do when you finish? T will pair the SS to compare their answers for similarities /differences (1 minute). peer FB to check answers(2 minutes)

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide SS with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference of the reading

T will put SS (PW), instruct the SS to read the questions (P49 part 6b) prior to reading the text again for detail. This will give SS a purpose and make the task more engaging and possibly easier. SS will have (6 minutes) to complete the task and check their answers with their partner. ICQ's Are you working alone? Are you answering the questions in part 6A? How much time do you have? What do you do when your finished? Twill move the (PW) to (GW), SS will share and discuss their answers (4 minutes). Lastly, CCQ's with class (3 - 4 minutes).

Post-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T will collect all the reading texts, then put SS in (GW), then chest the instructions for the final task. SS in each (GW) will work as a team and answer the T/F questions without the text. This is a race and the first team that finishes with the most correct answers wins. However, SS will have (3 minutes) maximum to complete the task. If no team finishes before (3 minutes), the team with the most correct answers wins. ICQ's Is this a race? How much time do you have? Is the winner the team that finishes first with the most correct answers?

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