Arzu Topal Arzu Topal

TP 3 - Reading - Modern Manners
Intermediate - B2 level


In this lesson students will be introduced to the topic of modern manners. They will be practicing their skills of reading for gist and detail using a text about British and Russian manners.


Abc Reading Text + Q1(reading for gist Question)
Abc Q2, Detailed reading Questions
Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about culture shock in the context of modern manners

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of words used when comparing various cultures in the context of modern manners


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

Display the postcard. Ask ss to look at the postcard and tell you what they think is said about the English(people). Wait for ss to think. Ask a few ss for responses. Correct answer: Being polite is very important to the English. If you want someone to do something, you must ask them politely.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To help introduce vocabulary and prepare students for the reading task

Students complete the fill-in the gaps ex individually, then peer check. Put the same sentences on the board(use the projector). WC feedback, go over any words which might need clarification. Clarify the meaning, what type of word it is, how it's pronounced. Drill individually and as a class.

Reading for gist (9-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading task

Inform students that they will be reading a text about modern manners. They will read the text and answer the question given. (show the text to the students, point to the question they need to complete). Hand out the text. Students peer check on completion.

Reading for detail (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with a more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

Inform ss that they will answer some more q's, ask ss to read the new questions(point and show them the new questions), hand out the questions, wait for ss to read them, they read the text and answer the questions. Peer check their work.

Speaking (5-7 minutes) • To provide an opportunity for students to practice their speaking skills in this context

Inform students to work in groups of three and discuss whether they think people in their country is more like Miranda or Alexander. Monitor and note down any language which might need reformulating at the end of the lesson.

Web site designed by: Nikue