Suzie Trottier Suzie Trottier

B1- Pre-intermediate level


Abc Unit 17
Abc Unit 17 Teachers notes

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about 6 true animal stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening for provide specific information
  • Speaking to provide accuracy of information.
  • To provide scaning practice for specific information.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • to generate interest in the sts about True animal stories

-T put images of Blind dog eddie and lily on WB -T elicit the word "help" + "true stories" from sts. - ask sts if they can guess what these dogs have in common (one dog is blind and has a dog friend that helps them)

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-5 minutes) • To prepare students for reading text using scanning sub skills.

-instruct sts not to look at the sheet. explains that it is a small competition to see who can finish first and second. -T places handout on the desk facedown. when everyone has sheet and ready. begin. -first person to find all words gets a treat.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with a challenging scanning task for detailed information.

- T instructs sts not to read handout. T hands out the sheets face down. use ICQ. - once everyone has a sheet, use chesting to show sts we will look at Student A story 1. Use ICQs. - explain that sts will only have 15seconds to scan the story. -sts must underline the word or word phrase. -remind sts that they will not have enough time to read everything. model that I will ask them a question and they must find a detailed piece of info very quickly. -T asks sts questions one at at time. - ask a sts if they found the correct piece of information and give the answer. -depending on the time do 2 or 3 stories.

Reading Task (14-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction, comprehension and inference reading task

-put sts into groups of 3/4, depending on class size before giving instructions. -sts need to choose each description from exercise 1 to one of the stories in exercise 2. use ICQs -hand out sheets and the cut out descriptions. -allow sts plenty of time to read the stories -Once sts are finished. ask a sts to give the correct answer if not correct, ask WC for the correct definition.

Post-Reading task 2 (5-10 minutes) • provide with an opportunity for sts respond to the text using speaking skills to thier peers.

-T has sts to face each other in circle -T tells sts which story liked best and why. I choose sts to say which story she liked best and why. -have sts to select another sts to give thier opinion.

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