Hussein Yaqoob Hussein Yaqoob

Reading/Places to visit in Egypt
A1 level


In this lesson, students will read about a couple traveled to Cairo in the past. They will have the opportunity to practice their receptive skills (reading) to and cover a variety of exercises. The students will learn new vocabulary related to the Egyptian culture. In the last part of the lesson, they will practice their productive skills (speaking) in terms of their past experience in travelling abroad or inside Turkey reporting the activities they did during their journeys.


Abc English Unlimited Starter, Doff, Cup 2010
Abc Teacher's Made

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, and detailed reading practice through a text about a day in Cairo in the context of places

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with speaking for fluency practice in the context of places they visited before


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To engage the students with the topic

The T will start the lesson by asking the Ss about places he can visit in Istanbul on Friday since he will have time to spend an evening out. After getting the tips, the T will show the Ss a photo of a happy couple who traveled to Cairo in the past .Then, he will give the Ss a HO containing different places in Cairo. In 1 minute, they will guess the places that the couple visited and the T will write them on the WB.

Pre-reading (4-5 minutes) • To introduce the students to lexis in the text that may block their understanding of the target language

The teacher will show the Ss some photos ( Citadel, Souk, River Nile, Pyramids) that might be firstly introduced or some Ss might mispronounce them. The T will first try to elicit the names and then set the Ss to match the photos to the places.

Gist reading (6-7 minutes) • To provide the students with a gist reading task

The Ss will be given a HO containing questions. They should read them in a minute and then the text HO follows so as to let the Ss have ideas about the TL: In which month did the couple go to Cairo? Did they stay in a hotel or an apartment? Did they stay for a long or short time? What did they watch on the river? They will first work individually and they will be in pairs to check their answers which will be shared with the WC. The T will monitor to make sure the Ss are on the right track.

Scan-reading (7-8 minutes) • To provide the student the opportunity to learn how to scan a text looking for specific information

The T will first show the Ss a HO containing T/F sentences and give his instructions through a number of CCQs: Are you going to read fast or slow? Fast; Are you going to work alone or with your partner? Alone; How many minutes do you have? 3 mins The T will also monitor to make sure that his instructions are understood and to give help when needed. When they finish, they will check with their partners and then the T will get the answers from the WC.

Detailed Reading (7-8 minutes) • To provide the student with short discussions about the text and to improve their reading sub-skills (detailed reading)

The Ss will be given a HO including general questions related to the text. They should read the text looking for general ideas and answer the questions in four minutes: How many days did they stay in Cairo? What were the places they visited there? What did they buy? Did they enjoy their time? The Ss will first work individually and then check with peers. When they finish, the T will have the answers and share them with the WC.

Post Reading (9-10 minutes) • To offer the students the opportunity to practice their productive skills: speaking for fluency

The T will offer the Ss the chance to talk about their real experience in the past concerning a visit they once did whether inside or outside Turkey. They will be in pairs to narrate their stories and the activities they did in that place within 3 minutes. The T will then hold an invisible ball to throw it to a S who will pass it to another peer when s/he finishes. While doing so, the T will note down their potential errors and later give FB to the WC.

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