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TP 7b- Record Breakers
Elementary Level level


In this lesson, the ss practice their reading skills (receptive) by reading the text named record breakers. They read the text for general and detailed information. There are controlled practices and activities to practice speaking for fluency.


Abc Pre-teach vocabulary exercise
Abc puzzle activity
Abc reading text
Abc Pictures of World's Records

Main Aims

  • to practice ss' reading skills by reading for general and detailed information in the context of Record breakers.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practice ss' speaking productive skills for fluency in the context of record breakers.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

After greeting, the teacher introduces the topic: Record Breakers and asks if the ss know any world's records and gives example e.g. the tallest Turkish guy Sultan KÖSEN. Then, the teacher shows pictures of some interesting world's records and asks what they think about them. After that the ss talk about these pictures in pairs. " Which one is the most interesting and why?"

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

There are words in the text that the ss may not know e.g. bowl, chili, record breaker etc. Thus, the teacher elicits these words as a pre-teach vocabulary part. Then, they practice the form and the pronunciation of the TL respectively. Then, they have a controlled activity to practice these words individually. Then, peer check and WCFB.

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

Gist Reading Task: Match the world's records to the pictures. PC then WCFB. Specific information reading task: fill in the gaps with the information on the board. PC then WCFB. The teacher asks which record they think is the most interesting and surprising.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

The ss have a controlled activity including the vocabulary they've learned and the detailed information from the text in pairs. Group check then WCFB.

Post-Reading (7-9 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The teacher asks Qs about the pictures on the board. " what kind of record is this? Is it unusual to you?" etc. Then, asks students to imagine a world's record for themselves. They talk about this in pairs. Then WCFB.

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