Ahmed K Alshammari Ahmed K Alshammari

Adrenalin Lesson
B1 (Intermediate) level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for specific information and correct factual mistakes in the context of skydiving. The lesson will start with a lead-in discussing adrenalin, followed by a gist reading of the text to figure out the best description of the author's attitude towards skydiving. Then, they will do reading for details and specific information of the same text and correct the factual mistakes about it. After that, an exercise about the vocabularies on the text will be provided to Ss. Finally, they will shortly discuss if they ever have done extreme sports, and will be asked to clarify their answers.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice in reading for gist, detail and specific information in the context of extreme sports.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency. To introduce key vocabulary relevant to the reading text.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will write ''Adrenalin'' on the board, and ask the Ss if they know what it means.If they don't know the meaning of the word, T will define it for the Ss. Then the T will ask the Ss to work in pair groups to come up with a few subjects and activities that they think might cause Adrenalin. T write some interesting ideas/activities on the board.

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will then show a skydiving photo and ask if any of the students has ever done it, and what they think about it.

Gist Reading To allow students to find out the author's attitude toward in the text through a quick general reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task.

T will go through the three choices in the first exercise with the class, Ask Ss to read quickly (skim) the text and decide which answer describes the author's attitude to skydiving.

Reading for details, specific information, and correcting the factual mistakesreading tasks about the text (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T will go over exercise 2 clarifying that there is one factual mistake in each sentence. T will give them some time to do the exercise on their own without looking for the text. Then, T will ask them to compare their answers in pairs before sharing it with the entire class. Now, T will allow the students to do a longer and more detailed reading by looking to the text.

Vocabulary (8-10 minutes) • Provide Ss the opportunity to learn the meanings of specific words in the text

T asks Ss to work in pairs to check the text and find out one word that has the same meaning of definitions of in the handout given to them. T checks their feedback

Speaking practice about the text (3-5 minutes) • To practice peaking for fluency and accuracy.

T will divide Ss into groups of 3 to answer the question: Have you ever parachute jump or any other extreme sport.

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