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Adrenalin Lesson
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading to correct factual mistakes in a summary based on a text about skydiving. The lesson starts with a short warm up discussing adrenalin, followed by a gist reading of the text to find out the author's attitude towards skydiving. They will then do an intensive reading of the same text and correct the factual mistakes about it. Finally, they will shortly discuss whether or not they would be interested in any adrenalin creating extreme sports, and will be asked to justify their answer.


Abc New Inside Out Intermediate: Teachers Book, Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones, Mac Millan 2009
Abc New Inside Out Intermediate Student's Book, Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones, MacMillan 2009

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice in order to correct factual mistakes using a text about skydiving

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide justification for their choices through a speaking practice in the context of adrenalin inducing extreme sports


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will write ''Adrenalin'' on the board, and ask the students whether or not they know what it means.If they don't know the meaning of the word, T will define it for the students. Then the T will ask the students to work in pair groups to come up with a few subjects and activities that they think might induce Adrenalin. T-S task feedback, write some interesting ideas/activities on the board.

Pre-reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text

T will ask the students whether they remember the answer to her 'Truth or Lies' activity from the previous day, which was about skydiving. She will then put a skydiving photo on the board and ask if any of the students has ever done it, and what they think about it.

Gist Reading (3-4 minutes) • To allow students to grasp the attitude of the author toward the written subject through a quick general reading

T will go through the three choices in the first exercise with the class, and ask them to skim the text and decide which answer describes the author's attitude to skydiving.

Detailed Reading and factual correction (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with specific information reading tasks and answer more detailed questions about the text

T will allow the students to do a longer and more detailed reading of the text. She will then go over the example in exercise 2, by emphasizing that there is one factual mistake in each sentence. She will give them some time to do the execise on their own. After they are done, she will ask them to compare their answers in pairs before sharing it with the entire class. WCF

Post-Reading/ Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T will put pictures of different extreme sports on the board. She will also hand out cut up papers with the name of each activity, and ask the students to match the names with the activity on the board. Students will then form pair groups and choose and discuss three of these activities in order of preference according to the following options; a) I would definitely consider practicing this sport. b)Maybe I would try it c) No way! They need to discuss their choices with their partner and offer justification for their answers. WCF Delayed error correction, if necessary

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