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Weekend city break
Beginner/ Elementary level

Description

Students start the lesson by reviewing some vocabulary about different places that exist in a city.They continue with a reading about the city of Barcelona, focusing on details like ''where to stay'', ''getting there'', ''things to see and do''. They complete a True or False exercise about the reading. They finish the course by playing a game on the whiteboard, racing each other to quickly pick up name tags of some famous places that exist in ─░stanbul

Materials

Abc Straightforward Beginner: Student's Book

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about places in a city in the context of famous world cities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of vocabulary about places in a city in the context of famous world cities

Procedure

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

Teacher will ask students: ''Do you like traveling? What is your favorite city?'' She will then ask them to tell their partner at least two famous places in that city. Quick FB

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will show them photos of different places in the city of New York, and from other cities and will try to elicit the words from the students as much as they can to do a vocabulary review. Drilling and pronunciation Teacher will ask them to do the Voc. exercise 1 from the book: match the words with the signs (PW). FB and error correction as necessary Then the T will show pictures of Barcelona and try to elicit from the students the name of the city. She will ask the students if any of them has been there, and if Yes, which specific places they have seen there.

While-Reading #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Teacher will distribue to the class the reading about Barcelona, She will give the students the gist question ''Where can you stay in Barcelona?'' then give them about one minute to skim and find the answer, and check with their partner. WC FB. Then give the students 5 minutes to read the text again and find the titles for each paragraph- ''Where to stay'', ''Getting There'' ''Things to see and do'' (reading exercise 2) with their partner FB and error correction as necessary

While-Reading #2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

The teacher will give them the ''True or False?'' exercise about the reading FB and error correction.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

As a post-reading activity, the teacher will stick to the board the vocab words reviewed in the lesson. She will divide the students into two teams. And she will read out loud a specific place name from Istanbul, the city where the students live, and the teams will race to pick up the right word from the board. Eg: if the teacher says ''Sabiha Gokcen'' they have to pick up the word ''airport'' from the board. Whichever team has more words, wins the race.

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