Manel Manel

Arts: reading a text about Art.
Upper-Intermediate level


This session's aim is to improve the Ss's skill of reading and to provide them with the right vocabulary and words that they will use in the context of reading about Art.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading using a text entitled the" Girl with a Pearl Earring" in the context of Art

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide partice and review of some vocabulary related to the theme of Art through speaking


Warmer/Lead-in (2-7 minutes) • To generate the students 'interset in the theme of the lesson/activate Ss's knowledge of the topic

T welcome the Students and introduce himself/herself to the students. T get to know the Ss' names. T shows a picture on the board:Painting /Portrait named: "A Girl with a Pearl Earring."(without showing the title of the portrait under the picture) T aks the Ss to discuss in pairs :what does the picture show?/how do they describe the personality of the girl in the portrait... Ss disuss hier answers with their pairs: Brainstrorming about the context of the lesson.

Pre-Teach vocabulary/clarification of the meaning (3-8 minutes) • T unlock th key lexis that hampers the Ss understand the text/clarify the meanings of words

T gives the students a matching-defintions handout.The HO contains some words extratcted from the reading-text material p50 . Ss will work in pairs and try to find the right defintions of the words T shows answers on the board. T chooses 2 words from the matching-activiy,clarify the meaning,form and pronounciation to students. T drills the words then the WC drill the words.

Gist reading (3-8 minutes) • To establish the context of the lesson/to come up with the main idea

T writes two clue sentences on the board about the possible main idea of the text. T hands the Ss with the extracts of the reading text on a Ho. T aks the students to quickly the text then come up with the main idea.Ss will work alone T feedbacks on the task.

While-Reading/Reading for specific inforamtion (4-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

T sets the matching task on page 50-51 then hands the sheets to the Ss. Ss have to read and match the extracts(1-4) to the events (a-d). T tells the Sst Ss work alone then check their answers in pairs. T monitors the class T hands the key answsrs to the Ss. T tells the Ss to check if they answered correctly.

Post-Reading activity/speaking activity (3-7 minutes) • To provide the Ss with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T sets and instructs the students about the Art gallery activity T models some sentences /gives some prons/questions to guide them about the language to use in the activity T asks the Ss to work in pairs or groups depends of the number of the students. T takes the students to Art gallery outside the classroom. Ss sawp the groups/ pictures with another group then share and discuss their work with the WC. T monitors the classroom and checks if they are errors to be corrected .

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