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Daily Life - Part 1
Elementary level


In this lesson, students are introduced to vocabulary about daily life, in preparation for a reading lesson about the daily routine of a professional actor.


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Main Aims

  • Students will develop their reading comphrension in the context of reading about the daily life of a notable person.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will learn vocabulary for daily routines in practice activities using pictures.


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

Ask some questions about Ss morning - notice Turgay's coffee and ask who else drinks coffee. Do they have breakfast? What time do they get up? What else do they do in the morning - tv, exercise? Are you a MORNING PERSON?

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the vocabulary in the text and

a) Project pictures of daily routines. Elicit names of activities and phrase "daily life" / "daily routines." b) Establish pairs/groups. c) Hold up HO of daily life words/phrases. They will work together to match 15 phrases with pictures. d) Peer check. How did they do? e) Write on WB: in the morning, in the evening, in the afternoon, at night. Elicit times of day from Ss. f) Hold up HO of same phrases. You will work alone to write the words under the time of day. Model first one. g) Project answer key. How did they do?

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

a) Project photos of Sam Dane. What does he do? What time do you think he gets up, starts work? What is this (elicit camera, studio)? b) Hold up HO where of interview with 2 activities. c) Instruct students to read it (2 minutes) and see if their predictions were correct. d) Discuss - were your predictions correct?

While-Reading #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

a) Display HO (same) with T or F questions. b) Direct students to read the interview again and answer questions. c) Display answer key and discuss. d) Ask for some FB on reading - does Sam Dane's life sound exciting? Would you like to be an actor?

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