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Reading and voccabualary
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about verb-noun combinations through guided discovery based on a reading text about Remarkable Achievements. The lesson will start with a discussion about what people achieve. This is followed by each students reading the text and summarising the stories to each other. Then there is controlled practice activity where they check meaning of word. The paired up to compare and explain there opinions. Finally there is listening and reading practice and multiple choice.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about Unusual Achievements in the context of University,

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of Actress, business woman, football player in the context of Achievements, goals, ambition


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask the Ss to look at the title of the text and set of pictures on their handouts and ask if they can guess what the people have achieved on pg.52 Ex.1.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-Put Ss into groups of 5. -Give every Ss one of the paragraphs to read on the handouts. -In same groups tell them to summarise that person's achievement to the other people in their group. Ex.2, pg.52. -Monitor if necessary.

Highlighting (5-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Check if they understand the concept of Unusual achievements by checking the meanings of words in bold. Let them look at the words and give them a minute to think about what they mean. Then explain what they are with concept checking questions, and get them to drill and practise. Then i will give them a multiple choice activity on the WB and then ask random Ss to come up and circle the right answers.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

I will ask the question in Ex.4b from Ss. Then Put Ss in pairs, get them to complete the activity given to them about unusual achievements. Then get Ss to explain and and compare their opinions with their partner. Monitor and help if necessary.

Free Practice (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

-Get Ss to do Ex.1 a/b. Get them to read and answer the questions. -Monitor and help if necessary. -Hand out the answers for Ss to check.

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