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Teaching Practice 6
Elemantary level


In this lesson the students read a reading about personal space and do the related activities. They also learn some new vocabularies of the reading. They will also do a Personal space quiz.


Abc personal space quiz sheet
Abc Printed pictures
Abc Post reading activity sheet
Abc Reading sheet
Abc A student

Main Aims

  • To give students practice in reading for specific information.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce new vocabularies related and used in the reading text.


Lead-in ( vocabularies) (7-9 minutes) • To introduce and teach some new vocabularies which they are going to read in the text

Show them the printed pictures to teach the new vocabularies. Elicit some answers about each picture. Put the words on the board. Drill the words, ask them to repeat after you. Then show some more pictures to check if they have learned the words.

Pre-Reading (Exposure to the topic) (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Introduce far away, close to and too by giving some examples about the classroom. Then ask a student to come to the front. Ask her to stand in different positions from you (too far, far, close, too close). Then introduce the concept of personal space by talking to her in different distances. Write "personal space" on the board. Ask them to repeat. Elicit some answers about this topic E.g. Where do you stand to talk to people? When do you feel comfortable/ uncomfortable? How close do you stand to talk to your family/ friends/ strangers? Then show them the printed pictures of personal space to elicit more. Then ask them if this personal space is the same for all the people or different countries?

While-Reading (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Show them the reading sheet. Tell them that reading is about personal space in different places like America, Europe,... ( mention the words north, south/ northern, southern). pass them the papers and ask them to read the reading individually and then answer the questions below the reading. Give them time to read the text and answer the questions. They will check their answers in pairs first then the teacher checks their answers.

Post-Reading (9-11 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned through a very short speaking activity

Divide the class into three or four groups. Show the the post reading activity which contains some questions. Ask them to work in groups, read the questions, think about the answers and give their answers to the people in the group. Give them some time. Monitor while they are working. Then ask some individuals to answer some of the questions.

Follow up (personal space quiz) (6-8 minutes) • To have a practice on what they have learned

While they are sitting in their groups show them the personal space quiz sheet. Explain that this is a quiz and contains some questions about them. Tell them to read the questions individually and choose their answers. Give them time to answer. Then ask them to compare their answers with other students. Do number one as an example to give them a clue. E.g question number 1, on a crowded bus I look out the window, how about you?

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