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Living without money
Intemediate level


In this lesson Ss will study on reading as a receptive skill. Lesson will start with a discussion about living without money.T will present an article about the topic and ask Ss what they understand from the title. Ss will read for gist, then they will read for specific information. In the end Ss will do a follow-up speaking activity by answering the given questions.


Abc Paper slips and pictures
Abc Titles HO

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about life without money in the context of money, possessions, life style

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a debate in the context of jobs


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

T will tell a story about one of her friends who has chosen a life without money. Then she wil put 3 funny pictures about the preferences of living with money and get them to talk about their ideas.

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

First I will elicit the vocabulary. I will try to eep it short. I will show the title to Ss and ask them what that text could be about. Then I ll put a bigger picture of Heidemarie Schwermer, pair or group the Ss and ask them "how do you think she survives? What can she do to be able to live with no money? Why do you thin that she does it?"

While-Reading#1 (10-10 minutes) • To provide students read for gist

I will group Ss in two and as them to match the paragraph numbers with the correct subtitles. The subtitles will be given to them in a mixed way. I will divide the W/B in two and ask the Ss to put the subtitles in an order on their side. Then they will compare their ideas. If the time is enough I will ask the students why they think that way.

While-Reading#2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students to make a reading for specific information

I will group the Ss, give 8 detailed questions to them to answer in groups. Then I will swap one student from each group to see the other groups answers. In the end I will ask them to write the answers on W/B and check the answers.

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

I will group the students and I will ask them to discuss about the following questions: "Do you agree with Heidemarie that ,,, - all jobs are equally important? Why? - most people don't like their jobs? Why? - people judge you according to how much you earn? Why?"

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