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Reading habits lesson
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will be speaking about the topic reading habits. They will learn new vocabulary and follow this up with different speaking tasks.


Abc Realias
Abc Matching exercise
Abc English File Upper Intermediate HO

Main Aims

  • Speaking practice for fluency in the context of reading habits.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • Vocabulary and reading in the context of reading habits.


Warmer (4-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T. shows students some realias: a book, newspaper, magazine, manual, song lyrics and blog printscreen. Teacher asks: What are these things? What do they have in common? Elicit ideas. Do you like to read yourself? Just get yes or no answers. What do you like to read? Get answers.

Eposing the vocabulary (7-9 minutes) • To introduce the lexis through a match exercise

T asks: What kind of written sources do you know? Brainstorm and write difficult words on WB. Chest handout and ask to fold it: write the words into the correct column. Check in pairs, do you all know what these are? T writes the words Ss don't know on WB and drills. Ss open the handout and check the answers.

Pre-speaking practice (7-8 minutes) • To prepare students for fluency speaking practice

T divides the students into pairs. Teacher models the exercise: I really enjoy reading novels. Which of the above listed written sources do you read. Please, ask each other the questions below. T gives the handout from the students book. Ss do the role play where they discuss reading habits, using the vocabulary from the matching exercise. Students then swap roles. T monitors that the Ss should follow up questions and try to answer them using the target language and stay on the topic as long as possible. T gets one pair to tell WC what they read. T does the error correction if needed afterwards.

Speaking for fluency. Stage 1. (8-10 minutes) • To provide practice with speaking for fluency in groups

Ss work in groups of 3. They do the discussion activity no:2: Do you read books for pleasure. T monitors and tries to make the Ss stay on the topic as long as possible. T takes the notes.

Speaking for fluency. Stage 2. (7-10 minutes) • To provide practice with speaking for fluency.

Ss mingle and discuss the last paragraph on the page.30. T monitors and takes notes. Then T gets WC feedback.

Error correction (2-3 minutes) • To provide the feedback on students production and use of language.

Delayed error correction using notes made during monitoring.

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