Amy Jane Walker Amy Jane Walker

life fifty years from now - reading
intermediate level


a reading lesson in the context of possible future scientific advancements


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Main Aims

  • To provide deduction reading practice using a text about scientific advancements in the context of future predictions

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of predictions of future advancements


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

the world is very different from how it was 50 years ago. what has changed? did you think that people 50 years ago thought these changes would happen? which do you think they would not have predicted?

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

hand out the title, introduction and headings. discuss in pairs their predictions for the article. which sentences will go under which headings. pyramid checking.

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

hand out the full article with true and false statements. allow time for them to work through them, pyramid checking.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

read through it again and underline which is most surprising to you. discuss with your partner which you think will happen and which might happen and which wont happen. make your own prediction regarding a topic. discuss in pairs and then discuss as a class if everyone agrees

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