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Writing a Summary
Intermediate level


In this writing lesson, students will learn what a summary is, what information a summary includes, how they can take notes for a summary and how they can write a summary. While improving their writing skills, students will also do reading and speking activities.


Abc Cut Ups
Abc HO 1
Abc HO 2
Abc HO3

Main Aims

  • Writing - Students will work on stages of writing a summary.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Reading - An example summary paragraph will be used.
  • Speaking - Students will ask and answer some questions in a speaking activity before writing their own summaries.


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Elicit the word 'autistic' and ask students to have a pair discussion about it. 'Is it an illness or a gift?' 'Do autistic people have special talents?' 'Does some of the autistic people have a good memory?" - Discuss it WC

Exposure (21-22 minutes) • To provide a model of production expected in coming tasks through reading/listening

- Focus on the expressions and vocabulary suffer from have in common aptitude for remembering helped make them famous achievement be recognised - Instructions - Give the reading HO, exercise 8A - Check in pairs and then AK - Do the exercise 8B in pairs - WC discussion about the answers - Instructions - Give the making notes HO and work in pairs - Give the AK

Productive Task (15-16 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Instructions about questionaire - Give the HO and start the activity (5 minutes) - Do the writing activity (10 minutes)

Feedback and Error Correction (5-6 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- Stick the paragraph sheets on the wall and let them check each other's writing. - Delayed error correction, WC

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