sara sara

life stages
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will be provided a set of vocabulary to focus on reading and speaking about life stages and changes


Abc Questions for discussion handout
Abc Maria's pictures' power point
Abc life events' ordering
Abc questions slide
Abc reading text

Main Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about life stages

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of personal life changes


Warmer/Lead-in (7-9 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

. Pre-teach vocabulary by playing taboo, I write the first half for the first group on the left side of the WB (middle-aged, pensioner, admirer, sherry). Write the second half for the second group (confess, teenager, invent, recipe) . . For FB, they match with pictures on the WB . Show a picture of Maria surrounded by pictures of her life . Introduce her name and nationality . Regarding the new vocabs, the WC matches them with the pictures and I write each next to its picture

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

. In pairs predict how was her life . Change the pairs and have them share what they predicted . Tell them that it's her birthday, then show a slide with the following questions to speak in pairs; - How old do you think she is? What will she do for her birthday? what did you do on your last birthday?

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with a challenging comprehension reading task

. They read the text, the first time for gist, on their own and check with their partners their predictions

While-Reading #2 • To provide students with a challenging comprehension reading task

. Give them a handout that has her life changes, Ex.3 on page 71, to order the main events of Maria's life according to the text . They read again to order

Post-Reading (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

. Personalize the lesson, speaking in pairs about a set of questions I provide in a handout regarding life stages,birthdays, age . Change pairs to give them more chances of speaking . Add one more question on the board 'How has life changed since you were a child?' . Do some error correction about the way they answer from the monitoring I did during the post reading activity

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