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TP7 - April Fool!
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will improve their reading skills through peer works supported with a final writing and reading task. Students will begin the class with a 2:30 minutes video and a discussion about it. Then they will have a discussion about pictures about the text and tell their ideas to each other.They will skim the text about ideas related to the pictures and try to answer questions about the text with detailed reading. After that they will have some more reading for short text and try to write their own questions and ask them to their partners. Finally they will produce their own story and tell it in a narrative way.


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Abc Questions
Abc Ideas and Phrases to use
Abc Text 2

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about April Fools in the context of top 100 hoaxes ever.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of April Fools' jokes.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Give following questions to the students: 1- What affects the flavour? 2- What they do after they pick it? Say "We will watch a video. We will answer these questions while we are watching." After they watch, ask them to tell their partners about answers and check if their answers are correct. Tell them they have 1 minute.

Pre-Reading (10-11 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

put 4 pictures on the WB. Ask students to write 3 sentences for each picture in pairs. State that sentence must tell what joke it is about. Give them 6 minutes. Swap the pairs and ask students to tell their partners about their opinions. Give them 3 minutes.

While-Reading #1 (11-12 minutes) • To provide students with gist and detailed information about reading task

Tell students to look at the text really quick and ask them to check if their guesses are correct. Give them a minute or so. Ask students to read the questions really quick in a minute or so. Then ask them to answer from the text. Give them 5 minutes. When they're done, tell them to check their answers in pairs. Give them a minute or two. Ask them which story they think is the funniest?

Post-Reading (17-18 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students to look at the text 2. Ask them to write 3 important points about the text. Give them 2-3 minutes. When they're done, ask them to write 4 questions about the text. Give them 2-3 minutes. After they finish their questions, instruct them to ask their questions to their partners. Give 2-3 minutes for this. After they're done, give them a handout for ideas and phrases. Tell them to think about which idea they will choose to make story about and take notes. Give them 3 minutes. Ask them to look at the phrases and decide which ones they want to use. Then instruct them to tell their stories to their partners. Give them 4-5 minutes. If they finish early, swap the pairs and give them a chance to see different ideas and stories.

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