Ayham Aljerk Ayham Aljerk

New Headway, 4th edition - Student's book - p.48-49 - Beginners level
Beginners A1 level


In this lesson, students will practice reading for gist and intensive reading skills in the context of favorites. They will also have the chance to review wh-question words.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice in gist reading and detailed reading in the context of celebrities interviews

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review wh-question word in the context of celebrities interviews


Warm-up (5-6 minutes) • To create a positive atmosphere for practice of the language, and to get sts ready for the lesson.

- T asks sts: 1. Do you remember last lesson? 2. What is my favorite food? (meat balls) 3. What is my favorite drink? (coffee) - T projects the first slide of the ppp that has a box with seven words or phrases. Make sure sts understand all of them by asking for one example for each. - Get one student to ask you: 'What is your favorite food?' to model the activity. Encourage sts to speak more by answering: 'Meat balls. Mmmmmm I love it. it is delicious. Meat balls in Sultan Ahmet is amazing.' so that they can recycle the adjectives they learnt in the previous lesson. - Have sts work in pairs and ask and answer. time limit: 2mts - Regroup sts and give them 2 more mts to talk to another partner. - Get some fb from sts about their peers.

Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in the theme of the lesson

- T shows sts a picture of a girl and says that she is a famous person and her name is Gina Macy. - T shows sts a photo of the Eiffel tower and elicits from sts what it has to do with the picture of the girl. possible answers: (She lives in Paris./ She works in Paris./ She is from Paris.) try to elicit these answers. - T shows sts a picture of two girls and a boy and also elicits what it has to do with the photo of the girl.

Pre-reading (pre-teaching vocabulary) (5-5 minutes) • To pre-teach key lexis needed to help students understand the text

- T tries to elicit the word 'model' by walking like a model in class. - T tries to elicit the word 'divorced' by using gestures, pulling a ring out and throwing it away. T might make sure that sts know'single' and 'married'. - T tries to elicit the word 'designer' by showing sts a picture. T shows them a picture of a 'tailor' to make sure they get the difference. - T tries to elicit the word 'adore' by drawing a cline on the board, writing like, love, then....(adore)...

Reading for gist (5-6 minutes) • To encourage sts to read for general understanding

- Tell sts that they are going to read a text from a celebrity website answering questions. the celebrity is the blonde girl they saw earlier in the lesson. - Tell sts that they have only 4 mts to read the text and choose what they think Gina Macy's job is. present the question and the three options on the board. ICQ: Are you going to read quickly or slowly? - Give sts copies of the text on p.49 with two words from the title blanked out. - Have sts compare their answers with a partner. get fb from sts

Reading for detailed comprehension (14-16 minutes) • To give sts an opportunity to read for detailed information in the text

- Give sts HO1 and give them two minutes to work with a partner and try to guess the missing wh-question words. - Go through them with the class. Make sure that they got them right. - Give sts HO2 to make sure they know the meaning of question words. Have them work in pairs. time limit: 2 mts - Go through them with the class to make sure they got the right answers. - Tell sts that now they are going to work individually, read the text again and try to answer the questions in HO1. time limit: 5 mts - Check answers with sts

Post-reading (6-8 minutes) • To find an opportunity to personalize the topic

- Have sts look at ppp and go through the questions to explain what they can write in the blanks. - Try to elicit what they can fill in the blanks. Possible answers: (3) husband, wife, father, mother, sister, brother (4) Sivas, Bursa, Izmir (5) children, siblings, brothers and sisters (7) children, brothers, sisters.../ Swedish, American... (8) movies, football matches, English courses.../ watch, play, take... - Give sts 5 mts to ask and answer the questions with a partner. - DEC write both good and incorrect language on the board.

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