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TP 1A Assessed Reading Lesson
B2 level


In this lesson, students learn about the usage of a selection of collocated verbs through guided discovery based on some reading texts about British expats who have moved to different countries on a long term basis. The lesson starts with a matching exercise to be carried out in groups of 4 or 5 to elicit a selection of verb collocations, with an additional listening exercise if there is time, which is about someone living in Britain, which will serve to reinforce the collocations covered in the matching exercises. This is going to be followed by a reading exercise, with the students remaining in the groups already set out about two different situations involving expats on how their lives are both similar and different. I will use this as an opportunity also to elicit the meanings of selected more challenging words in the text. If time permits there are also some cultural references in the text that I will cover through guided discovery. Ss will remain in the groups and will match some selected collocations from the texts. Then the Ss will close their WBs and write down what they recalled from the text. I will introduce a competitive element to this exercise to see which team returns most points. Finally Ss will discuss within their groups whether they would like to move to a different country.


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Main Aims

  • Main Aim: To give Ss practice in reading for specific information and detail through the context of people living in new countries-expats.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking, common verb-noun collocations.


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

WC line up exercise based on distance travelled to class today. Gs will be made of 4 -5 according to line.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

GW: Ss will be presented with a matching pair exercise of collocations. A competitive element will be added so it is a race in order to energise the groups. Bonus points will then be awarded for the team that comes up with the most additional collocations. İf time permits, we will do an L exercise where Ss will write down the collocations used in the material.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

With WC, I will elicit the meanings of expat, similar, different, typically and retired, which occur in the text and are key words. Through guided discovery, I will explore two or three cultural concepts covered in the texts. Mexican American food, The BBC and Liverpool, time permitting. GW in the groups Ss will read through the text together. I will elicit answers from different groups about where people are from, where they moved and whether or not they are happy. I will then present section 2 as a HO to each team for Ss to complete a gap fill exercise.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

WC will be told to put away source material. . Two groups will be given Sandra and two Carl and Anna and there will be a challenge set about how much Ss can remember. Bonus points will be given for correct use of collocations and minus points for any wrong ones.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

PW/GW Ss will talk about whether they would like to live in a different place. They should say where they would like to go and why. Selected Ss will report back about their findings from their team mates.

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