Kamal Kamal

Teaching practice #4
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss practice talking about accidents and injuries, and explaining how something happened, in the context of risk-taking. The lesson starts with the students doing a quiz to find out how accident-prone they are , then Ss read a text about the same topic to find out the reasons behind accident-proneness. The lesson in concluded by Ss expressing their opinion on whether they agree or disagree with the text.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about accident-proneness in the context of risk-taking

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice about accident-proneness in the context of risk-taking


Lead-in/Warmer (8-10 minutes) • To engage students and set lesson context

T writes the following question on the board " Do you take a lot of risks?". T checks that Ss know the meaning of the word "risk". Ss answer this question talking about risks they have taken. Ss are divided into groups of three. Ss are given a set of vocabulary cut-ups and asked to match them to their meaning in their groups. Ss are given the answer key to check their answers. Ss are asked to drill the new words chorally and individually.

Speaking (8-11 minutes) • To provide Ss with a speaking exercise by discussing the result of a quiz.

T shows Ss a photo of risky behaviour. Ss are asked to describe what they can see. T draws Ss' attention to exercise 1a. Ss are asked to do the quiz individually. Ss are given HO which has the instructions needed to calculate their quiz result. T calculates his own quiz result on the board to make sure Ss know exactly what to do. Ss calculate their result then discuss in groups of three whether they agree with the result they got or not.

Reading for gist (8-12 minutes) • To provide Ss with less challenging gist reading

T draws Ss attention to ex 2a and goes through it with Ss making sure they know what to do. Ss work in pairs and give their opinion on four different points. Ss read the article "Why so clumsy?" to check their answers.

Detailed reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide Ss with more challenging detailed reading

Ss are asked to fold Ho in a way that only shows ex 3. Ss are asked to work with a partner to try to remember the completion of some sentences from the text. Ss then are asked to unfold HO. Ss are asked to read the text carefully and to check their answers to ex 3a. Ss do ex 3b with a partner saying whether they agree with these sentences or not.

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