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Lesson Plan TP 2 Naomi Schademan
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice reading. There will be pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading tasks. Students will also review lexis related to money and engage in discussion within the same context.


Abc Handout
Abc White board

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about millionaires

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide review of money expressions in the context of millionaires


Warmer/Lead-in (6-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show students photos of the Turkish game show ''Kim milyoner olmak ister?" and ask if they've seen this. Do they think the questions are difficult? Do they think it's possible for the contestants to cheat? (Elicit meaning of "cheat.") Would they like to appear on the show? Then explain the same show in English is called "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." Direct students' attention to the white board. Write questions in with multiple choice answers: Q: "One dollar equals about how many TL?" (A: ~2.) and Q: "One pound equals about how many TL?" (A: ~3). If student misses, tell him/her they can "phone a friend." Clarify that a millionaire is someone who has a million pounds or dollars. Try to elicit the synonyms "rich" and "wealthy."

Pre-Reading (8-12 minutes) • To review lexis and prepare students for the text

Show students handout. Assign students to work in groups of three. Give students 4 minutes to discuss answers to questions in exercise #1. Do ICQ. Discuss answers as a whole group. Pre-teach vocabulary. Try to elicit: "spend money," "save money," "make money," "earn money," and "give money away." Write these expressions on the board and do CCQs. Ask, "Earning money and spending money- are they the same?" "What word is similar to earn?"

While-Reading #1 (8-12 minutes) • To provide students with a less challenging gist task

Draw students' attention to the title of the article. Try to elicit the word "generous" from students. Do CCQ by asking: "If a millionaire gives a lot of her money to the poor, is she a generous person?" "Is that person 'good'?" "Is that person 'bad'?" Ask if it's possible to describe millionaires with each of those adjectives. Give students a 2-minute time limit to read the article and match the millionaires with the adjectives in the title. Assign partners and ask students to discuss which one they chose and why. Give them one minute for this. As a class, ask a few students which adjectives they matched to each millionaire and why.

While-Reading #2 (7-11 minutes) • To provide students with a reading task to scan for information and to review money-related lexis

Tell students to look at the question in exercise 3. Elicit the meaning of "sympathize" and confirm that it means to relate to someone or share their ideas. Assign students partners and have them discuss which millionaire they most sympathize with and why. Give them 2 minutes to do this. Ask students to share their ideas with the class. Tell students to read through article again and work with a partner to underline the expressions that are related to money. Do demo. Give them 2 minutes. Ask students to share with the class some of the expressions they underlined.

Post-Reading (8-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Do a demo of the first question in exercise 2. Assign students partners to ask and answer questions from the lexis exercise 2. Give them 3 minutes for this. Do ICQ. Tell students to check their answers from the answer keys posted on the walls. Then, as a whole class, ask one student to ask another a question from the list as a demonstration. Assign students to get with their partners and ask each other the rest of the questions.

Additional Activity • To provide further discussion if there is extra time

Ask students to make up a question about themselves in the multiple choice format of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?". Write it on the back of their handout. Have students walk around and ask each other their questions.

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