Simin Heyhat Simin Heyhat

Teaching Practice 2
Elementary, A1 level


In this lesson, students are going to learn about skim reading and detail reading in the context of capital cities. They will also review the Wh-question words.


Abc Global Elementary, unit 2, p. 20 & 21
Abc matching HO
Abc Global Elementary, p. 126 & 128
Abc Pictures
Abc Global Elementary, p. 138
Abc Powerpoint slide show
Abc geography slide show
Abc Grammar Chart HO
Abc Speaking HO
Abc Grammer Powerpoint slide show
Abc reading question HO

Main Aims

  • Reading for gist and detailin the context of the capital cities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice Wh-question words.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher will turn on the projector and show the slide of the anitkabir which is a famous place in Ankara to elicit the name of this city from students. Then she will ask them these questions from the class: Is it a big city or a small city? Are there a lot of people living there? Then the teacher will complete these information and add that Ankara is an important city in Turkey. It is Capital of the Turkey. after that she will give them a matching hand out of some countries and pictures of their capitals. They will do it in pairs and give feed back on the board as the handout is projected on the board. One student will match on the board.

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary for Reading (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher will give the meaning of three words which are key words in the reading text to make the process of understanding the text easier. these words are: CREATE, GEOGRAPHICAL, POLITICAL for the word create I will stick a picture of the word which is made of logo toys on the board and write down the synonym make in front of it. She will drill it and show some pictures of globe and maps and a geography class on the boards by projector. She will ask them what class is it? Is it a Math class? or a Spanish class? or etc.? She will elicit the word geography and explain that it is a noun and geographical is an adjective.Then she will drill it as well. For the word political she will tell it is the adjective form for politics. THe drilling comes.

While-Reading, gist reading activity (skimming) (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The teacher will write these words on the board: What is a created capital? What is the name of the city? What country is it in? Then she we give them the handout face down and tell them they will have one minute to find the answer of the questions on the board. Then they will check in pairs and after that in the whole class.

Detailed Reading Task (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading

The teacher tell the students to read the text again and this time answer the question of the new handout which she will give after showing them on the chest. Then the HOs are distributed, when done they will check it in pairs and after that in the whole class.

Guided Discovery for Grammar (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to elicit the grammar points from students and expand what they know before.

The teacher will give Students a handout which is the grammar points of Wh-question words. They will fill in the blanks in pairs extracting their answers from the questions of the detailed reading HO. Then the teacher will project the grammar chart on the board and check it in whole class as one student come and complete the chart.

Practicing Grammar (4-5 minutes) • To provide students more examples of Wh-question words and practicing it.

The teacher will show students the hand out to put the words in order in the question and match them with an answer. when done she will check in pairs before the whole class feed back and writing the answer on the board.

Semi-Controlled Speaking (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with the chance to practice reading for detail and practice the grammar and speaking

The teacher will divide the students into two groups, group A and B. Then she will give group A a HO and group B another HO, ask them to read it individually to answer the detailed reading questions in the group and then students group A will ask the same questions from group B about their text. After that group B will ask group A. and share ideas and speak. if not enough time I will put one person from group A and one from B in pairs to the task.

Freer practice Speaking (4-5 minutes) • To give students the opportunity to produce some sentences in the context.

IF TIME: The teacher with put students in the group based on giving the some city names and then ask them to put the list in their HO in order from most important to less important. Then she will give the HO. At the end she will get feedback in the whole class.

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