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Improtance of Rice
Elementary level


in this lesson , ss will be learning about the importance of rice in the world through a guided discovery based on a reading text about rice . The lesson starts with a presentation of some popular rice-based dishes in the world. Ss will then have a brief ndiscussion about rice . This is followed by a gist and then a detailed reading . Finally there is a speaking practice acivity about the same topic covered in the reading task .


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Abc reading task
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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about food in the context of importance of Rice the

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation about the ss' favourite dish dishes in the context of food


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

- show the ss slides containg 5 pictures of different rice dishes from different countries. -ask ss to guess which countries are they from. -elicit ''popular'' and the main topic of the text (importance of rice in the world )

Pre-Reading (7-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-set ss in pairs -give them the pre-reading task HO and ask them to discuss the questions. -nominte 2 or 3 ss to talk about his/her partner -elicit key vocabulary through showing pictures (combination , cosmetics , pollution , production , desert, tropical rainforest) and definitions (Survive:to continue to live after almost dying because of an accident,illness, etc ) -model and drill

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

-tell the students that they will work individually -give them the reading text HO and ask them to look at the headings in reading task 1 and try to guess what is the text about . -ss skim read the magazine article about rice and match the paragraphs 1-3 to three of the headings ,Point out that there is one extra heading . -remind ss that they don't have to understand every word in the text - ss check their answers in pairs - WC feedback

While-Reading #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

-ss will work individually -ask ss to read scan the text to find the information to answer the questions in reading task 2 . -ss check their answers in pairs -give answer key HO and check if there are any vocabulary they don't understand .

Post-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

- ss will first work in pairs -give the speaking task HO and ask the ss to talk to each other using their cards about rice in diffrent countries - ss then stand up and mingle talking to each other about rice , representing the countries in theri cards -take the cards from the ss and ask them to try to remember their roles and talk to each other changing partners . - WC feedback asking some ss to tell about what they remeber form their friends .

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