Nisha Nisha

Reading for specific information in the context of favourite seasons and related activities
Elementary level


In this lesson, learners will practice scanning in the context of favourite seasons. They will learn about the various seasons in different countries. They will talk about the seasons in their home country first. Then they will read the text provided looking specifically for information in the context of seasons. They will practice controlled speaking and interact through various activities.


Abc Board cards
Abc Projector
Abc Board Markers
Abc Pictures
Abc Hand written sentence cards
Abc Blue tack
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson,ss will have practised reading for and listening to specific information in the context of favourite seasons.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice in controlled speaking.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To organise the classroom and students

To ensure the ss' name cards are ready and in place. Divide ss into 3 groups.

Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context, engage students and gauge their prior knowledge of the target language .

Make sure they know months of the year by playing a game of naming months in the right sequence either by making the students recite them one after the other or as a group if they find it difficult. Drill, especially the pronunciation of some months. To further set the context: Show seasons on the S/Board or display pictures around the class in case of technical difficulties. Pre-teach the following words: seasons, sunbathe, hot, warm, cold, cool, festival, joke, amazing, sailing, skiing, water-sports, Ask where they would sunbathe- Beach Does UAE have rainy season?- No Is it warm during summer in the UAE?- No.Hot

Teach the target language (10-15 minutes) • Prepare ss for controlled speaking activity

Distribute handouts. Clearly demonstrate which piece of text is meant for each group. Give enough time to ss to read the text. Monitor and help if ss ask.(5 mins) Display questions from page 32 of reference material on the board and drill groups individually with questions relevant to their group only. SS need to answer question relevant to their group and then ask the others questions about their text. . instruct clearly and follow it up with a demo of the first question. Drill appropriately once completed. Ss practise.

Activity to check understanding (7-8 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

Stick pictures of the seasons on the white board. Handout cards with activities associated with all season to the ss. .Ask ss to read out the activity on their card and stick it under the correct season. Demonstrate with one example Ask for feedback: Did they find the activity easy or difficult?

Free practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Group ss in pairs. Demonstrate to show that one ss will ask one of these questions: What is your favourite season?What do you do in different seasons? The other answers in one word. Monitor. Help the weaker students. Display the pictures of difficult words shown at the beginning and drill as a group, if time permits.

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