Bethan Bethan

intermediate B1 level


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, detailed and inference reading practice using a text about tourists in Egypt in the context of contemporary news.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of news headline structure in the context of conte


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

Here are some real newspaper headlines from British and Australian newspapers. Let students have a quick look. And here is the first line from each story. Take a story, read it and match it to it's headline Students are to Match news stories to Headlines displayed on the board. IN PAIRS Peer check and provide answer key.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (2-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Ss in 2 groups A and B. Set gist task. Here are 2 articles from British newspapers. Read the article quickly, and decide together, which headline matches the text. Group A Read Article A. Group B read article B. ICQ's What are you matching? The article to it's headline. Are you reading quickly or slowly? Quickly You have 1 minute. Go. Each group reads corresponding text which is displayed on walls. Ss put the article under it's headline on WB. Did you each choose the same headline? If Ss ask for meanings don't tell them yet but write up on vocal section on WB.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Definition match. Still in the 2 groups, but working in pairs. Complete the definition match referring to the text. HO1 (a+b) Peer check in groups. Monitor Provide answer key

While-Reading#2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

In pairs Ss answer questions: HO2 What happened? Who did it involve? Where did it happen? When did it happen? How did it happen? Why did it happen? 2Q's on WB Are any of your answers the same? Which ones are different? Mingle asking Ss from other group what the answers to the questions were. Feedback Q do you think the 2 articles are the same? Why?

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

So the articles are not the same. Do you still think Article A matches the headline? Discuss Meaning of Abandoned. Elicit from Students that Article A is about tourists being STUCK AT THE AIRPORT. Examine the headlines again. Read and drill the intonation. What's missing from them that makes them sound similar. Get ss to do some form analysis- What kind of words do they use? In pairs come up with a headline for Article A. Students read out their headlines with correct intonation (hopefully)

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