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Second World War
Intermediate level


In this lesson learners will practice reading skill in the WW2 context. Learners are alredy familiar with the context so with the co-text they will firstly recall what they know in the warm up stage. In pre-reading stage they will be covered the vocabular taking place in the text. They will practice reading for gists and detailed reading. As a follow up they will practice speaking about the topic.


Main Aims

  • To provide scan
  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text on Second World War

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of war lexis in the context of battle, treaty, occupy, troop, invasion, defeat, surrender
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of bad effects of wars , importance of peace


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

1.T asks what ss remember about the WW2. -Why did the war break out? -Which countries were in? -Which countries did fight together - against each other? - Allied, Axis Powers -Who won the war? T elicits or provides the answers. 2.T introduces the multimedia poster to show the important events mentioned in the text. She elicits some answers (if the students are familiar with them) or explains them briefly to guide ss in terms of background knowledge of historical information.

Pre Teach Vocabulary (7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T gives the instruction, use the text to match the definitions and vocabulary. Don't read the text, just use it to guess the meanings of the words. T pairs ss up. She distributes worksheets in which ss are asked to match the the target vocabulary with the definitions. The text which the vocabulary is highlighted is handed out as a guide too. Ss work alone and then check their answers with their pairs. Wc feedback.

While-Reading (5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and to practice scanning

T asks ss to match the paragraphs with the titles. She keeps time limit short to avoid the detailed reading. Ss work as pairs and t monitors them. Wc feedback.

While-Reading (13 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

T asks ss to first read true-false statements which are mainly focused on Versailles Treaty, German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact, D-ay, Potsdam Conference. Then read the text. Pair check WC feedback. T elicits the answers and asks clarifications. -Where did you find the answer. -Where is it in the text? -How did you decide that it's T or F

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

T asks students to talk about (as groups) -the bad effects of wars. -the importance of peace. WC feedback T asks ss to share -what they've discussed. -some brilliant-interesting things they've talked about.

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