Abdullah Hazzouri Abdullah Hazzouri

upper intermediate level


In this lesson students will have a reading text and practice on new vocabularies, and have a speaking tasks, lesson starts with a couple questions and will be shown a video as a warm up. then they will discuss about their answers and they will take some practices on the reading text and it will generate a useful discussion atmosphere and in the end they will have a speaking task to use the new words they have learned in their speaking task.


Abc Short Video
Abc Questions Hand-Out
Abc Strips of papers (ex1)
Abc Cut-Up Ex1a
Abc Cut-Up (Ex2)
Abc Hand-Out (Ex3)
Abc Hand-Out (ex4)

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practices and develop their reading skills and specific information and detail in the context of history and scientific theories.

Subsidiary Aims

  • to give the students an opportunity to learn and practice new vocabulary and use them in speaking task.


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

T start the lesson with discuss some thoughts with students about theories, and then put them in pairs by giving them strips of paper with numbers in it and each S set with his peer who had the same number. T hand them Questions hand out and ask them to answer them while they watch a short video about Galileo Galilei. T do some FB about the video and the questions.

Pre-Reading/Listening (2-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T show the students 4 images represent the four theories "Gravity - Evolution - Heliocentrism - Big Bang" Elicit The Answers from the students. give the Students the strips of paper to match each of the Theories to their definition. T do FB on that exercise.

While-Reading #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

T tell the students that they are going to read about Galileo and ask them to put the cut up he will hand them to put it in the correct order. T do FB by giving them Key answers and ask them to check their answers in pairs.

While-Reading #2 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and reading tasks

T tell the students that they will work on the next task individually and give them the hand-out T keep monitoring them After they finish T ask them to check their answers in pairs. T do FB by nominate from the students and praise them

Post-Reading/Vocabulary (2-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T write on the WB the vocabulary one by one and elicit the answers from the students and when needed he do some demos and give some examples. T give them the hand out Ex4 and ask them to answer it in pairs. T do FB on WB

If Time Practice (3-6 minutes) • make them able to use the vocabulary they have learned by practicing on it.

If there was time, T give the Ss Cut up practice from the workbook and let them work in pairs. T do FB on WB

Speaking (5-7 minutes) • Use the activity to give the students some speaking practice.

T ask them to work in pairs to retell the story of galileo's tral in their own words T monitor by their speaking and try to stay in front of the class T do FB by nominate from the pairs and do air correction when needed.

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