Özgür Çetinkaya Özgür Çetinkaya

Topic: good communication
B1+(intermediate) level


This material continues with the same context as the rest of the lesson. It is a jigsaw reading so it integrates reading and speaking. The speaking extension at the end will give Ss the opportunity to use the TL from the previous lessons.


Main Aims

  • To extend reading practice around the theme of social networking; to practise retelling a story; to discuss an issue
  • To provide practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and detail, and speaking for fluency in the context of social networking stories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide grammar practice what they have learnt in previous sessions.
  • Clarify the meaning of unknown words


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

Teacher asks the following questions. Do you use social media ? How many friends have you got on facebook ? What do you do on facebook ? Do you know any stories about people who use facebook ?

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T puts headlines on the wall. Sts try to guess the story behind each of the headlines. Sts walk around the class to read headlines. Sts can take notes if they want. After having some ideas about headlines, let the sts work in pairs and share their ideas. Then teacher asks their opinions, they share their ideas with the whole class.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading

T gets attention , gives instruction before handing out the worksheets 1 and 2 for each pair. T tells them that they are going to read two different stories. T shows the stories. Divide the class into two groups (A and B). Learners in each group will work individually. Give Text 1 to Group A and Text 2 to Group B. Sts have 5 minutes to read their stories and match the headlines. Then T gives out questions about stories. Ss have 5 mins to answer the questions. This exercise prepares the students to retelling activity .

While-Reading/ Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/speaking tasks

Give Ss time in their groups to practise retelling their story in their own words. Then students work in pairs (A+B). Ss retell their stories and guess what the headline was . They swap the roles. T monitors the Ss. After finishing their stories, T gives time to read the story they didn’t read before.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students some questions about the stories such as; Which one did you like most? Why? Do you think the internet is a good place to meet a future partner? Do you know anyone who has met their partner in an unusual way? What do you think about family members on facebook ? What do you think about their comments on facebook ? After asking questions , write students' sentences on the board. While monitoring T doesn't tell students' mistakes directly, after all exercises T writes their sentences on the board, ask the students how we can correct them.Also it is crucial to highlight good language. This is important to keep students motivated by praising them.

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