Cihaner Cihaner

Elementary level


In this lesson students will learn how to express their ideas about the place they live.


Abc W/B

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about houseswaps in the context of houseswaps

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency in the context of houseswaps


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

T shows Ss a picture of his/her own house. T asks some questions about the picture to let Ss use some target vocabulary items in their answers.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T asks Ss to find the opposite adjectives in the first exercise. T gives Ss HOs for the first exercise. Ss match the antonyms. They peer-check their answers. Then T shows the answers by projecting it on the wall.

While-Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T gives instructions for the second exercise. Ss listen to a record of someone talking about where she lives. Ss underlines the words they hear. They peer-check their answers. T posts the answer keys on the walls. Then T changes the partners. Ss tell each other where they live. T uses an ICQ to check the comprehension of the instruction.

While-Reading#1 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T elicits the meaning of the word 'swap' by using a demonstration with a S. First T gives his/her pen to a S and T takes S's pen instead. T calls it a 'swap'. Then T asks Ss to swap their pens with their partners.T asks Ss to read the text. Then T shows Ss a presentation includes two characters who want to swap their houses for holiday to let Ss comprehend houseswapping properly. T shows a presentation includes the photos of the houses Ss will use to match. T asks Ss to describe the houses they see in the photos. T gives Ss HOs. Then T asks Ss to read the texts and match them to the photos. They peer-check their answers. Then T tells them to check under their seats to find the answer keys. T asks Ss to read the text again for the next exercise. Ss check the written statements about the owner of the houses. Ss peer-check first and then there is whole-class feedback.

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

T changes the partners. T asks Ss to ask each other which house they would choose to swap. T does a demonstration with a S. Ss use what they've learnt throughout the lesson to express their ideas about their favourite houseswap.

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