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Haunted hotel
Elementary level


Abc New English File Elementary Students Book pg.66
Abc New English File Elementary Students Book pg.67
Abc New English File Elementary Teacher's Book pg.91
Abc New English File Elementary Teacher's Book pg.92

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about ghosts in the context of haunted hotel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of prepositions of place
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of prediction of the end of the story


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • to provide an active beginning to the lesson and activate SS schemata.

- Show SS a picture of a ghost. - Try to elicit the word 'ghost'. - Ask SS if they believe in ghosts or not.

Pre-reading (3-5 minutes) • to focus on vocabulary and pronunciation.

- In Ex1. , SS answer the question 'what can you see in the pictures?' (a ghost). - In pairs, SS match the words and pictures. - Check answers by asking 'where is the ghost in picture 1?'. - Model and drill the pronunciation.

While-reading (20-25 minutes) • to develop reading comprehension skills and focus on language in the text.

- SS try to guess the topic by answering some questions about the hotel. - Elicit and teach the meaning of 'haunted hotel (a hotel where a ghost lives). - Give students time to read and choose the best heading. - Make sure that SS know the words (journalist- nervous- appear). - Give SS 5 minutes to read the text and answer the questions. - Check answers in pairs. - Give SS the AK. - In he next text, SS focus on the three pictures, read the text and label the pictures. - SS compare their answers and then check as a whole class. - Model and drill pronunciation. - SS re-read the text and make sure they understand any vocabulary (top floor - spooky - decided - have the light on - went to sleep). - In pairs, SS try to correct the information in sentences 1-7. - Check answers as a whole class.

Post-reading (10-15 minutes) • to give practice in oral fluency.

- Ask SS if they still think the same about whether Stephen saw the ghost or not. - Give SS HO and ask them to predict the end of the story individually. - In groups, SS discuss their predictions to each other. - SS listen to the recording to check their predictions. - Discuss as a whole class.

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