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Reading lesson about Endless energy
Intermediate level


In this lesson,Ss will read about renewable energy through a text about three different resources of power.,Biomass,human waste and Crowd Farm.The lesson starts by brainstorming the connection between three pictures of the resources to creating energy.Then Ss read the text for global understanding.After that they read for specific information.And finally,there will be a discussion about what problems their country needs to tackle and relevant solutions to those problems.


Abc Page,33
Abc 2 Handouts

Main Aims

  • Skill:Reading about energy,Ss will have improved their reading for gist and specific information by skimming and scanning.By the end of the lesson they will have learned advantages and disadvantages of renewable resources of power.

Subsidiary Aims

  • Skill:Speaking about energy issues.By the end of the lesson,Ss will be able to discuss problems that their country faces and how to tackle them.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-5 minutes) • To get Ss interested in the topic which is about renewable resources of energy especially the latest ones and those of the near future.

T shows three pictures of Biomass,nappies and Crowd Farm that the text is all about.Then T asks Ss how these pictures could be connected to creating energy. So students work in pairs looking at pictures and try to guess the connection.Ss feed back to the class.T should not say whether their predictions were right or wrong until they start reading and find out themselves.

While-Reading #1 (10-10 minutes) • To focus on fast reading for gist (skimming) and to check text against predictions made beforehand.

T shows folded HO,(pg.33 of coursebook) that he is going to distribute pointing at the text and asking the students to read it very quickly (skimming) in three minutes and not to look at the folded part yet so they figure out whether their predictions were right or not. T checks by ICQs .After reading,T asks Ss to look at the folded part where they find 2 questions., the first about the title to the text they choose from three options.The second is a straightforward about the countries mentioned in the text.Then Ss give feedback.

While-Reading #2 (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T shows the next HO, and asks Ss to read again the text and to decide whether the sentences in the activity are (T) , (F) or the text doesn`t say (D) .Ss correct if the sentence is false.T sets 5-7 minutes for reading and answering the questions individually then check pairs then whole class feedback.

Post-Reading/Listening (15-15 minutes) • A sort of pyramid discussion will be useful for practising a range of functions, including agreeing and disagreeing, negotiating, summarising, and putting forward an argument.

T divides the class into four groups,and asks each group to discuss a problem that their country faces and how to tackle it.after five minutes , two groups join another two reforming two bigger groups who exchange with each other their perspective and agree on on problem to be more important.After that all students stand up and each student looks for a partner from the other group to share with him/her the problem discussed within their own group.T monitors and notes down any errors or good language to feedback at the end of the lesson.

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