Atakan Aydin Atakan Aydin

Elementary level


In this lesson, the Ss will practice the receptive skills of reading for gist, scanning and details with a text about Crying. Challenging vocabulary for this level will be taught to facilitate an easier understanding of the text. The productive skill of controlled and freer speaking will be practiced.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text in the context of crying.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a controlled and freer practice in the context of crying


Warmer/Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Warm up/ My son had a concert yesterday. After the concert…. T shows a picture to the Ss of himself crying. HO1 and elicits the word cry. CCQ: What am I doing in the picture? Crying CCQ: Am I happy or sad! T praises saying “good”. T "We can cry when we are happy or sad?" Instruction: Ask each other the questions. Give them 2 minutes. The gives the Ss discussion questions: (T uses handouts if needed) HO2 Do you cry sometimes? When do you cry? T monitors. FB: Nominate groups for their answers. Instruction: Stand up and look at the photos and what do you see in the photos. Discuss with your partner. Sit down. HO3 You have 3 minutes. T gives the matching activity. Instruction: This is a matching activity. Work with your partner and match the words with the pictures. Give feedback. The answer key is on the back of the activity sheet. Psychologist /saɪˈkɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ CCQ: When do we go to a psychologist? When everything is okay? NOooo Researcher /rɪˈsəːtʃə/ CCQ: Does a researcher look for information? Yes. Survey /ˈsɜː.veɪ/ CCQ: How do restaurants learn their customer's ideas about their service? Medal CCQ: What do you get when you win a competition? /ˈmed.əl/ Athlete CCQ: What does an athlete do? Run, Physical exercise /ˈæθ.liːt/

Pre-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To prepare students for the text.

Look at these titles. These title are for a reading activity. What is this reading about? HO4 Discuss with your partner? 3 Minutes. CCQ: Is it about women? No. CCQ: Is it about laughing? No. Men never cry Crying – It’s a man’s thing Crying – good for your health Men and sports

While-Reading/Listening #1 (2-2 minutes) • To provide students with practice of reading for gist.

T asks Ss to match the questions to the relevant paragraphs. Instruction: Match the questions to the paragraphs? HO5 You have just 2 minutes. FB: Answer is on the back of the paper. Questions: 1.Do men cry? 2. Why do men cry 3.When do men cry? 4. What do doctors say about crying?

While Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • to read for specific information

T gives Ss a scanning task. HO6 Instruction: Look at the questions and find the answers in the reading text. Work in pairs. ICQ: Are you going to discuss anything? FB: The answer key is on the back of the activity sheet. Scanning Questions

While-Reading #3 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with practice of reading for detail.

T gives Ss a reading for detail task. HO7 Ss answer True or False questions. Instruction: Read the sentences and decide if they are true (T) or false (F). Check your answers with the other group. FB: T gives the answer key on the Bord and ask Ss to check their answers.

Post-Reading, productive speaking (10-10 minutes) • To provide ss with the opportunity to do controlled speaking practice.

T gives Ss scenerio questions separately made for men and women. HO8 Ss take turns to ask each other the relevant question. Instruction: Look at the questions, if your partner is a man ask questions A if your partner is a woman ask questions B. ICQ: Are you going to write anything? No. Speak FB: T monitors and take notes on errors made during speaking. Man ........ Woman ........

Post-reading - Freer speaking practice • to enable students to practise speaking about personal experiences.

(If time allows) T gives a freer speaking task. Instruction: Think about the last time you cried? Why did you cry? Were you happy or were you sad? Talk to your partner about it? FB: Nominates students to talk about their partner's experience.

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