Hussein Yaqoob Hussein Yaqoob

Reading/Celebrity Rebels
Pre-Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson, the Ss will have the opportunity to learn some new lexis in the society in a reading text talks about celebrity rebels who fight against their families. Also, the Ss will have the opportunity to practice their receptive sub-skills (scanning and detailed-reading) and their productive skills (speaking) since they will be involved in a group discussion and have them share their ideas with their partners.


Abc Inside Out, Pre-Intermediate, Student's book. Macmillan. P.73

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about celebrity rebels.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of celebrity rebels.


Lead- in (4-5 minutes) • To set a context for the reading text

The T will create a suitable context about teenagers who rebel against their families by asking the Ss the reason why they think that some young people do things disapproved by the whole society.The T will write the answers on the WB. Then, a clarification of the meaning and difference between 'rebel' as a noun /ˈrebl/ and 'rebel' as a verb /rɪˈbel/ will be set on the WB with the place of stress on each.

Pre-reading (10-12 minutes) • To clarify some vocabulary related to the text

The T will give the Ss a HO contains words and their definitions set in two columns (A and B). Ss will work individually to match the two columns in three minutes. Then, they will check the answers with their partners. When they finish, the Twill write the answers on the WB (answer key).

While-reading/1 (6-7 minutes) • To encourage the students to use their reading sub-skills (scanning)

After giving the Ss the reading text material, the T will give the Ss a HO with statements extracted from the textbook (p. 73, ex.1). They will scan the text in three minutes, individually, to find who did these actions. Then, Ss will work in pairs to double check their answers. The T will get the answers from the WC and write them on the WB (answer key).

While-reading/2 (6-7 minutes) • To further promote the Ss's reading sub-skills (scanning)

The Ss will be provided with a HO ( p.73, ex.2) with underlined words and expressions related to the textbook. Individually, the Ss should scan the text again to replace the target words and expressions with ones from the text. Then, they will be in pairs to check their answers. The T then will get the answers from the WC.

Post-reading (12-14 minutes) • To have the students practice their productive skills (speaking)

The teacher will give the Ss a HO extracted from the textbook (p.73, ex.3). They will be pairs to discuss the given questions and then relate their ideas to their real life experience. Next, they will involve personal stories about troubles happened to them as a child. the t will monitor to collect errors to be corrected at the end of the activity.

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