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B2 level


In this lesson, students practice some reading sub skills as gist reading, scanning and reading for detail through a text about modern medical science followed by a speaking practice at the end.


Abc Picture from Course book
Abc Reading Passage
Abc Exercise 1 Handout
Abc Exercise 4 Handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about modern medical science

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide free speaking practice in a conversation in the context of modern medical science.


Warmer/Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Warmer: T introduces the topic by asking students what they can see in the picture on page 116 and, if possible, elicit some of the vocabulary intended to pre-teach later. Lead in/Vocabulary: In pairs, students read exercise 1, try to guess the meaning of words in bold with the help of pictures projected. WCFB, with T clarifying the meaning & pronunciation of difficult words.

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

●T will write the questions found in the headline of each paragraph on the WB and in groups, Ss will predict the answers of posted questions. Will we be able to live forever one day? Will be ever eliminate disease? Will it be possible to clone human beings? will we able to buy the perfect body? FB: T asks one question to each group. ●Ss are given a couple of minutes to gist read the text, and then check within the group whether their predictions were true or not. WCFB discussing one or two of the ideas.

While-Reading/Reading to infer vocabulary meaning (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

●Students are divided into groups in a competition activity with each group given a sheet a paper. Ss then scan each section of the text and try to find words or phrases that mean the definitions stated in exercise 4 (working out meaning of words from context) and write them over on their sheet of paper. Each group hangs answers on WB. The first group to finish with correct answers is the winning team. ●WCFB (Error correction).

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

●In pairs (and if time in groups), Ss discuss questions written in exercise 5. Questions are to be written on WB. Which things do you feel are positive developments? Which do you think are wrong or dangerous? and what improvements can be done to make it positive? WCFB: Whole-Class Discussion.

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