Nisha Nisha

Practice scan reading and detailed reading in the context of cycing on the most dangerous road in the world
Elementary level


In this lesson, students practice scan reading and also using superlatives while asking and answering questions in the context of places and buildings. Students will practise pronouncing consonant groups and finish with the lesson with writing an advert using superlative adjectives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about cycling on the most dangerous road in the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking and writing practise using superlatives in the context of places and buildings.


Warmer/Lead-in (10-15 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Play the invisible ball introduction game as a warmer. Show a picture of cyclists and elicit cycling from the class. Focus on 4a-Ask, would you like to go cycling here? Why? Why not. Pair students and ask them to discuss. Focus on 4d. Students turn take to ask and answer the questions. Demonstrate each question with the students. Monitor and make notes.

Exposure (20-25 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

Elicit meanings of the highlighted words from the class. Divide students into groups of 4.Give them 2 minutes to scan read the text. Introduce the reading race. Demonstrate the game slowly and clearly. Monitor the students while the race is in progress. Help the weaker students if needed.

Useful Language (15-20 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

Highlight the use of superlatives in the text. Elicit examples of superlatives from the class. Focus on exercise 3a and b. Model and choral drill. Elicit examples using the phrases with superlatives given, from the class. Refer to photocopied activity 10a,pg 105, focusing on the use of superlatives only, in the questions. Ask students to work individually or in pairs. Peer check answers and later as an open group.

Productive Task(s) (20-30 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

Divide students into groups of A and B. Ask students to ask questions and give information about Dubai. Help them with any information that they might need. Demonstrate as a tourist and as a resident of the town. Elicit or explain meaning of museum, souvenir, typical, square. Monitor and make notes. Focus on activity 5b. Show a picture of a city from an advert and read it to the class. Stress on the superlatives. Now, ask students to write an advert inviting tourists to their city,using superlative adjectives. Ask students to write 5 or 6 lines. Display their wring around the classroom at the end of the activity and ask them to go around and read each other's adverts. Ask them which they liked the best. Why? Elicit answers.

Feedback and Error Correction (12-15 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

Refer to notes , give feedback and correct errors as an open group. Give places and buildings puzzle if time permits.

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