Sara Dehimi Sara Dehimi

Reading/ Listening
Grade 7- Lesson 3 level


In this lesson students read a text about gift-giving customs, listen to a radio programme and answer the activities accordingly. A brief review on polite language will be covered.


Abc Course Book
Abc workbook
Abc pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading for gift-giving costoms and answer the related activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening to a TV programme and answering the related questions.


Warmer/ pre-reading (3-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students & To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

show the students some pictures related to the passages in the workbook in order to get their attention and interest for the course. In the same time, explain some difficult words for the students with the help of the pictures, gestures and some drawings on the W.B. e.g. Torjans, gate, trophy,torchpair the students have now a general idea about the texts and are about to read.

While-Reading (8-13 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

In order to provide the sts with gist and specific information, I guide them to read the text and look for the answer for the below questions: 1. what is the gift in each passage 2. who give it to whom. through these questions, sts skim the text quickly in order to get the main idea in each passage and look for some details in the same time.

While-Reading #2 (8-13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

In this stage, sts will look for more details in the text. sts read the text again and try to answer the questions on activity 1 page 12. Then get the feedback and let the sts correct each other. I`ll interfere when necessary. Answers as follow: 1. 1-c ~ 2-d ~ 3-a~ 4-b 2. They were given by one country to another. 3. They all feature animals. 4. The Trojan horse. I`ll explain to the sts that the paragraphs aren`t complete and they`ll have to complete it with the sentencces in activity 2 on page 13 in pairs then get the feedback from different sts. Answers as follow: 1-b ~ 2-a ~ n-b ~ 4-c

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

Ask the sts some questions on radio programmes and brainstorm some from them. Ask personlized questions on the gift costoms in their tradition to get their attention to the listening and provide a short speaking practice. Deal with some assumed difficult words & expressions in the track and try to elicit them from the sts. e.g. occasions, negative meaning, wrap a gift, ... etc WHILE LISTENING: The sts are supposed to answer activity 3 p 13 for gist then deal with act 4 p 13 for a more detailed understanding. Feedback is done through sts correcting each other.

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