Hamed Hashemian Hamed Hashemian

Hamed plan 3
Beginner, A1 level


In this lesson , the students learn almost 3 or 4 words through the reading. Furthermore, the pupils learn how to read a text carefully in order to find some specific information. The reading finally leads to a productive skill which is writing.


Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice and answer some questions using a text about My friend Antonia in the context of Best friend

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide product writing practice of a Short paragraph(sentences) in the context of Best friend


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

I will show them the picture of my best friend and I will tell them briefly that I have known him for almost 5 years. I like him very much and I literally miss them and now I am really sad because he is in Iran now and I am in Istanbul. Afterwards I will default the pair work by asking them to talk about their best friend in pairs. After that asking from someone about his or her partner's best friend. ICQs: Are you going to talk about my best friend?-No. Who are you going to talk about?-My best friend.

Pre-Reading (7-9 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Before giving them the handout I am going to teach them 3 or 4 words about the reading text(MPF =but through giving them a handout and matching with the photo and its part of speech). I reckon these words are blocking their understanding while they are going to do the exercise. When giving them the relevant handout, I am going to ask the CCQs and elicit to see whether they understood or not. Afterwards showing the power point and check and drill. ICQs=What are you going to do?-Match.Are you going to match 2 boxes?-No.(3 boxes) Accountant CCQs=What is its part of speech?-Noun.Is accountant a person?-Yes.Is it a job?-Yes. (noun[c],pl=accountants) /ˈəkaʊntənt/ Fan CCQs=Is it a machine?-Not.What is its part of speech?-Noun. (noun[c],pl=fans) /fæn/ Parent Is it a person?-Yes.Is it possible to use it for an animal?-Yes. What part of speech does it have?-noun. (noun[c],pl=parents) /ˈperənt/ Funny (adjective) /ˈfʌni/ Apartment (noun[c],pl=apartments) /əˈpɑːrtmənt / Is it a house?-No. How many families can live there?-more than one.

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

The students are going to read the text and scan in order to match the photographs with the paragraphs(there are 4 photographs and 4 paragraphs in which they are). They will be certainly requested to do the exercise individually(match the photos with the paragraphs). ICQs=How many paragraphs?-4. How many pictures?-4. What are you going to do?-match pictures with paragraphs. Afterwards they are going to check in pairs and voluntarily 3 students will come one by one and write the answer on the board(OHP) and they will give all of us reason.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

The students will be given a handout about the reading and they are going to read more in detail and focus on it in order to answer the questions. The questions are choosing or underlining the correct information on the basis of the reading(circle the correct information about people). They will do it individually and It is going to take time a little bit more depending on the students' comprehension. After that they will definitely check in pairs and I am going to provide them with the answer key by sticking it under their table(WCF). they will grab it and check their answers. ICQs=Are you going to circle all the words or information?-No.So what information are you going to circle?-Correct ones according to the text. Are you going to read and then answer?-Yes.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to write about their best friend

The last but definitely not least part of this text will lead to writing. I am going to show them briefly my best friend with more data (name,age,job,number of sisters/brothers,favorite music,soccer team,parents)again and ask them to use it and write a short paragraph (even use the given data) about their best friend or family member in case they don't have any close mate. Afterwards they will swap their handouts and read each others. Finally they will voluntarily or selectively read each other out loud. ICQs=Are you going to write about my friend?-No. Who are you going to write about?-My best friend.

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