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Marina Şık, Reading and Vocabulary " Mirror Images"
Upper Intermediat, B2. level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist in the context of " Imagined Ugly Syndrome". As my sub-aim, students will practice seven vocabulary words, which will be introduced after the detailed reading. During the whole lesson, students will be focused on the text and vocabulary exercises and as a freer practice, they will have a discussion in a group of three based on the context.


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Main Aims

  • • To practice reading for gist and detail in the context of "Imagined Ugly Syndrome"

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary, in the context of "Imagined Ugly Syndrome"


Warmer (4-5 minutes) • To set the context for the text "Imagined Ugly Syndrome"

I will show the students a few slides with a girl and a boy who think they are fat, although it isn't so. By asking questions like:"Why do you think she thinks she is fat, if she is slim?" and " Is he really so short and fat as he thinks of himself?" Yes/No, Why. My next slide will be about turkish celebrities, I'm sure our students will like to see them, and will be more eager to talk about them.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • Pre-teach sev vocabulary words that the Ss may have trouble with from the reading.

T will pass out slips of paper with six vocabulary words on them, with the appropriate definition. Ss will work in pairs to match the words to the correct definition. After Ss are finished, T will go over the correct answers.

Gist Reading (3-4 minutes) • To get the students to read the article for general meaning.

I will show the article first, then focus students on the question that they need to answer after their first time reading. They will be given two minutes to read through the entire article, and find the names of celebrities. After they finish reading the article, the whole class feedback is appropriate.

Detail Reading (5-6 minutes) • To have the students read the article over again and focus on specific information.

I will introduce exercise 3 to the Ss, and they will read the article second time, focusing on specific information to do the ex, After the Ss finish the exercise, they will check their answers in pairs.

Post-Reading task/if time allows (3-4 minutes) • To have the students discuss with each other what they've read.

Teacher will have Ss discuss in pairs, two questions. Whether it is a seriousmedical problem and how people who have it can be helped. After the exercise is over, teacher will ask one or two students to share.

Controlled Practice (2-4 minutes) • To have students use the new vocabulary in different sentences

Students will be given a handout with an exercise to practice new vocabulary.

Freer practice (5-7 minutes) • To have students use new vocabulary as well as sharing their thoughts about physical appearance in general.

Teacher will have Ss in pairs, and they will discuss whther people are too obsessed with their appearance nowadays.. At the end of the exercise, teacher will choose a couple students to share with the class.

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