Sena Önvural Sena Önvural

Assessed TP 5
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will be reading a text about famous American people's pets. Before and after the text, sts will be discussing about keeping animals as pets and doing some activities related to the context.


Abc Paper with animal pictures
Abc Matching the animals with the people in the photos
Abc Reading HO
Abc Discussion topics

Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in reading for gist and detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss controlled practice in speaking and writing to develop accuracy


Lead-In (5-10 minutes) • To engage students and set a context

*Start the lesson by mentioning "Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye". *Ask them the winner of this year and then last year's winner which was a dog. *Then tell them the context of the lesson. *Divide Ss into groups of three according to the number. *Give them papers on which there are three animals. *Write the group names on the board. *Tell them to describe the animal to the other groups. *In the end, we will have a winner.

Introduction to the topic (5-7 minutes) • To narrow down the topic of 'animals' to 'pets'

Some of the animals we have talked about are ___________ (wild animals). They will tell me that word. Then ask the Ss "Sometimes, we keep some animals at home and feed them. What do we call these animals?" -When they give me the answer 'pets', for further discussion I will ask; *Does anybody have a pet? *What is it called? *When did you get it? *Does it cause any harm/problems to anybody? -If nobody has a pet in the class I will continue with these questions; *Why do people keep pets? *What kind of animals do people keep as pets generaly in Turkey? *What is your favorite animal as a pet? -They will be discussing these questions in pairs first and then together as a class.

Matching activity (5-7 minutes) • To make sure that they can recognize the animals and give reasons as a speaking activity

Ss will match the animals, written in the box, with the people in the photos. They will explain me why they have chosen each pet for each person. While doing this activity, they will be working with their partners.

Pre-reading (5-7 minutes) • To give Ss a general information about the reading text

*As an introduction to the topic, ask the Ss "Do you know any famous people in our country who have pets?" -Then, after talking abut them, I will make them look at the title and ask "What do you think the text is about?" So, they will tell me their opinions about the content of the text. Discuss a little bit and tell them what it is about "famous American people's pets"

While Reading (5-10 minutes) • To engage students and give them practice in skimming and scanning a text

-I will make Ss skim the text and underline the famous people they see in 1 minute. -We can try to guess which animals these celebrities have after finding out the famous persons' names mentioned in the text.. -After that, I will ask them to read the 7 sentences in the next exercise first. Then, they will read the text thoroughly and find out 4 correct sentences stated in the text. -After finishing, they will check their answers with their partners. - While getting the answers (if I have time), I will ask them why they have chosen those sentences.

Post-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To give Ss spoken and written practice

-Put the same copies of story??? on the walls. -Divide the class into groups of three, one of them will be reader, the other writer, and the other speaker. -One of them will go to the wall, read the sentence, come back and read his/her friend so that his/her friend can dictate. -Next turn, the other person goes and reads, The same thing goes on until they finish all the story. **** -Then we will have a winner.

Extra Discussion (5-7 minutes) • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency

*Do you think pets behave like their owners? *Should pets sleep outside or inside the house? *Should scientist do experiment on animals? *Are cats better pets than dogs or dogs better than cats? What kind of animal would u like to be? Why? !!If I have time or cannot find any other activity to do, I will divide the class into four groups and give them one of the topics. -First, they will discuss in group, then with everybody.

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