Ayham Aljerk Ayham Aljerk

Straight forward - Student's book - U4A - p.36-37
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice gist and intensive reading skills in the context of luck and lottery.


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Abc Straight forward int p. 36 reading ex2
Abc Straight forward int p. 36 reading ex4

Main Aims

  • To provide practice in gist reading and detailed reading in the context of luck and lottery

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary - expressions related to luck


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To introduce the topic

Draw two people on the board. Cut the sentences in HO1 and stick them on the board. Give students one minute to take a look at the sentences on the board and discuss with a partner which expression goes with which sentence. Ask some students to come to the board and stick the expressions next to the sentences. Ask the other students whether they think the answers are correct or not. Make sure that students get the correct answers in the end. Ask students what they think the topic is.

Pre-reading (8-10 minutes) • To set the context of gambling and to activate Sts' schemata

Show students a picture of a roulette and elicit the word 'gambling'. Write the following questions on the board and ask students to work in pairs and answer them. Do you gamble? If yes, how often? What's the most known place of gambling in the world? Are there places for gambling in Turkey? If yes, Where? Get some answers from the students.

Pre-reading • To pre-teach key words in the text

Pre-teach words: 'addict' (n.) /'ædɪkt/ Show sts a picture of a depressed man with cards and coins. 'jackpot' (n.) /'dʒakpɒt/Explain the word 'jackpot' - The largest prize in a lottery or game 'low income' (n.) /ləʊ ˈɪnkʌm/Elicit what kinds of professions get the least amount of money. 'quick-fix solution' /kwɪkfɪx səˈluːʃ(ə)n/ An answer that seems to provide an immediate help but doesn't deal with the deep problem Tell sts that you don't know how to shut down the computer properly and that it is a quick-fix solution to unplug the computer cable from the socket. Drill for pronunciation and show stress. Ask sts if they think these words can be found in a text titled 'Lottery winners and losers'.

Reading for gist (3-4 minutes) • To give sts an opportunity to read for gist in the context of lottery

Ask sts to read the article and choose the best ending - set a time limit of 3 minutes. Sts discuss with a partner why they think the ending they chose is better than the other one before class feedback.

Reading for details (7-9 minutes) • To give sts an opportunity to read for detailed information in the text

Ask students to read the text again and put the phrases a-f into the gaps 1-6 in the article. Have sts compare their answers with a partner then give them wcfb.

Post-reading discussion (15-15 minutes) • To give sts an opportunity to give speaking fluency practice on the issue in the text

Tell sts that they are going to have a handout with questions about lottery and gambling. Give sts HO2. Sts work in pairs, ask and answer the questions with a partner - monitor and give hints. Change pairings. Ask sts to go to their original partners and tell them what their other partners' answers are. ASk the class for some interesting answers. Delayed feedback on any errors if time.

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