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B. Can Gören TP7
Elementary, Adults level


In this lesson, students will read a text about tattoos for gist and detail to answer questions. Then, they will learn about body parts through a listening activity and they will wrap up the lesson with a speaking activity which will allow students to use the vocabulary they learn in the reading and the speaking activity.


Abc Teacher made handouts
Abc Global Elementary Coursebook

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about tattoos in the context of body parts

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist listening practice using a text about tattoos in the context of body parts
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of tattoos and body parts


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To get students familiar with the context of tattoos

Put five different pictures of people with tattoos on the board. Pair them up. Ask students their thoughts about the pictures. Also, Do you have a tattoo? Do you like tattoos? Do you know anyone who has a tattoo? Would you like to get a tattoo one day? Students discuss. Take feedback by nominating some students.

Pre reading vocabulary activity (6-8 minutes) • To get the students acquainted with some vocabulary that they will encounter in the reading text

Get students to sit in groups of three or four depending on the number of participants. Distribute the cutouts and ask students to match the words with their definitions. When everybody finishes they get up and compare their answers with other groups. Write the answer key on the board. Clarify the meaning of some words if needed. Drill pronunciation.

Reading for gist (6-8 minutes) • To get students to read the text for gist and complete a task

Distribute the handout from Global elementary course book. In pairs students read the text quickly and match the paragraphs to the headings. (There is one extra heading.) Take feedback by nominating students as there are only four answers. Ask why for their answers for clarification.

Reading for detail (8-10 minutes) • To get students to read the text for detail and answer some questions

Distribute the handouts and ask students to answer the questions about the text on page 106 in Global elementary coursebook in pairs. Take feedback by nominating some students and ask them to point out what part of the text they got the answer from.

Listening (8-10 minutes) • To get the students familiar with body parts through a listening activity

Students look at the pictures on page 106. In pairs, they try to match the words with correct numbers from the pictures. Students listen to the audio file 3.47 for answers. Tell students that they are going to listen to five different people. What are they talking about? What parts of the body do they mention? 1. hands 2. arm 3. shoulder 4. back 5. leg Let them listen twice if they look confused Take feedback by nominating

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • To get students to speak for accuracy using what they've learned from the reading and listening activities

Tell students that they have to get a tattoo. What kind of tattoo will they get? What shape? What color? What part of their bodies do they want their tattoos on? Write two model sentences. I want to get a tattoo of __(a cat)__ on my __(leg)__. I would like to get a tattoo of__(a cat) on my__(leg)__. Can you describe the tattoo? Students get up and tell each other about their tattoos. Students will try to write down the names of students, types of tattoos and what part of their bodies they want their tattoos on. Take feedback by asking students what kind of tattoos do their classmates want.

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