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unsual hotels reading
A2 level


In this lesson, ss will be engaged in receptive skill development by reading for the gist and specific information related to two unusual hotels. The lesson starts with a speaking activity as lead in and goes on with Avocabulary revising/teaching. This is followed by two reading tasks focusing on reading for gist and specific information. Finally there is a guided speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about unusual hotels in the context of travel writing

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of hotels


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

The T greets the sts and after that asks whether they have ever stayed in a hotel? I f they say yes she asks when, where, why and whether they liked it or not. The sts work in pairs and they share their partner's experience with the class.

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

The T gives a worksheet (Appendix 1) to the sts and asks them to put the wrods/phrases to the correct category (activitiers, natural word, buldings/room). Later they chaeck their answers with their pairs and after that the T gives WC FB. Later the T teaches the word the sts don't know.

While-Reading #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The T divides the class into two. She gives the first reading (Hostel Celica) to the first group and the second reading (The magic Mountain Hotel) to the second group. She asks them to read their text quickly and find which of the words they put into category are in their text. After that they check the answers with their partners and the T gives WC FB by nominating sts.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (16-18 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

The T asks the sts to read the text again and answer the questions (Appendix 2). .After that they cehck the answers with their pairs and the T gives the answer key (Answer key 3) and they cehck the correct answers. If they have a mistake they discuss it with the other pairs or teacher. After that the T changes the pairs (one from the first group and one from the second group). The sts summarize their texts to their new partner from the other group by answering the questions on Appendix 2.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The T asks sts to discuss the questions (Appendix 4) with their partner and after that they ashre their ideas with whole class.

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