Nithya Thushar Nithya Thushar

TP 5
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss will practise reading for specific information in the context of a biography. The ss will also practise controlled speaking


Abc New headway elementary workbook page 34
Abc white board
Abc answer keys
Abc Exercise 2 handout
Abc Exercise 3 handout

Main Aims

  • To practise reading for specific information in the context of a biography.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise controlled speaking


Warmer/lead in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T to show a picture of Khalil Gibran, the famous artist in the region and elicit answers. T will elicit topic of the lesson from the Ss. Feedback from whole class

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible. To generate further interest in the topic. In addition, to pre teach some potentially blocking lexis from the text

T asks SS to discuss with their partner about famous artists in their country/region. ICQ Do you know any famous artists in your country? Do they get a lot of respect? Do you like artists? Feedback from whole class T to show pictures and elicit the meaning of following words: psychoanalyst - sailor portraits elicit meaning - psycho'analyst Say the word and ask them to repeat. practise pronunciation He is a psychoanalyst - in a sentence - repeat elicit meaning sailor Say the word and ask them to repeat. practise pronunciation He is a sailor- in a sentence - repeat elicit meaning 'portraits Say the word and ask them to repeat. practise pronunciation He loves painting portraits- in a sentence - repeat CCQ Questions - psychoanalyst - Do people go to him when they have stomach ache? No they go to them when they have mental (action)problems sailor- does he travel by flight? No he travels by ship (actions) portraits - Is it the picture of animals No it is paintings of people Write it on the board - highlight the stress in a different colour

While-Reading (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading

T shows picture of Lucian Freud and tells them that they are going to read about him. T asks Ss to quickly read the text in 90 seconds and discuss in groups what the text is about? ICQ- are you going to read quickly or slowly are you going to discuss with groups or pairs ask the questions to two students(at least) Countdown. Ss discuss in pairs T asks - so what is the text about? Ss to give answer

While-Reading (17-20 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading

T distributes copies of questions in activity 2. T explains that they have to now read the lesson carefully and provide short answers to the questions. T to demonstrate first question - Was Lucian Freud born in Britain? No, he wasn't. ICQ - long answers or short answers (gestures) reading slowly or quickly working with group or alone? SS read the text and answer questions in 8 minutes. T to walk around and monitor. ss to discuss in groups one complete Once complete, printout of answer key is provided to each group. T to discuss answers. Once complete. T gives provides instructions for the next while reading activity. Form questions for the answers provided. T demonstrates first one. you have 5 minutes. In Berlin So the question will be.... Where was Lucian Freud born? ICQ- Are you writing the answers or the question Are you doing it in 5 minutes or 7 minutes. Are you doing it alone or with the group ask one of the SS and the she will ask another S from across the room. Ss answers the questions. T walks around and monitors. Once complete T informs students, the answers are in the room have to find out..the person who finds out first will get a prize

Post-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T asks ss to discuss their favourite artist. SS to discuss in pairs and ask the following questions. Who is your favourite artist? Where does he/she live? Where was he/she born? T to demonstrate with one student. one student to ask another student from across the room

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