Gulshan Gulshan

Gulshan Nabiyeva*21/08/2015*TP 56
Beginner(A1) level


In this lesson, students will be exposed to the reading text in the context of mobile phones. They will do gist reading and reading for specific information as well as discuss good and bad points of mobile phones.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about four people describing their mobile phones.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of good and bad features of mobile phones.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will show the pictures of some mobile phone company logos and elicit infromation from Ss.

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

Ss will discuss with their partner: 'Why do people use mobile phones?' T will elicit topic-related vocabulary from Ss, writing Ss' ideas on the WB. Then, Ss will talk about their mobile phones in pairs. After that, T will show them the picture of woman talking on the phone and Ss will predict the content of the reading text.

While-Reading/#1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

Ss will read a text about four different people who talk about their mobile phones. They will do jigsaw reading and then in pairs or group of three(depending on the number of Ss) will give information to their peers about their reading text. After that, they will answer 2 gist questions about four people. WC feedback is provided.

While-Reading #2 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

T will show some pictures to Ss to elicit some words such as turn off, dial, ring tone. Ss individually read the whole text and decide whether statements about people are T/F. They check their answers in pairs firstly, then WC feedback is provided.

While-Reading #3 (3-5 minutes) • To be able to use recently-learned vocabulary in sentences

T will hand out a gap-fill exercise where Ss in pairs have to use the words from the list.

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

Ss will be divided into 2 groups. One group will talk about good features of mobile phones, while the other will discuss negative points. Then, Ss will have a debate about good and bad points of mobile phones. They will be asked to use 'can/can't' and topic-related vocabulary in their speech.

If-time activity (3-4 minutes) • To introduce short form of text messages

T will stick some flash cards with short text messages on the walls. Ss will walk around the classroom and try to wirte them as a full message. They check their answers in pairs and WC feedback is provided.

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