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Breaking News
Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss are going to read some odd breaking news around the world. First, they will be asked to answer questions about media.Then they will be given texts about breaking news. Lastly, they are going to talk with their partners about the worst things that can happen in life and how would they react through using "would"


Abc Whiteboard
Abc HO(Matching Words with their meanings)
Abc HO(Headlines of the texts)
Abc Answer Key
Abc HO(The worst things that can happen in life)
Abc Straightforward Intermediate Student's Book(Page 78)
Abc Videos(Protests)
Abc HO(Last sentence of each text)

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about breaking news

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of the worst thing that can happen in life


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-To get them engaged the context they will be asked if they are interested when they see the words "Breaking News" on TV? -They will also be asked what kind of news would be interesting for them?( a scandal about a famous person, strike about poverty etc?) -Then more questions will be shown on the board and Ss will be asked to talk with their partner.

Pre-Reading (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Students will be given vocabulary matching exercise to pre-teach the words in the text -I will be monitoring them and if they have any problem more clues will be given such as example sentence. -They will be asked to check the answers with their partners. -Answer key will be shown on the board.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist information reading tasks

-A video about Bill Gates will be shown to catch attention. -They will be asked to guess who and why did it. -Instructions will be given.(They are going to work as a group) -Each student will be given different text about protest. -They are going to read the text and tell his/her partners what is the text about

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

-Students will be asked to work as a group -They will be given headlines for each text to match -They are going to work together and try to find the correct headlines and ending. -After they match the text with the headlines, they will be given last sentences of the text and try to match. -Answer key will be shown. -They're going to discuss with their groups if they sympathize that protest and Which is the best form of protest?

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Ss will be given the worst things that can happen in life HOs(Someone is trying to kill you, you were born without the ability to see ,you lost all your money and savings etc.) through using "would" -They will asked to work as a group and tell how would he/she react in that kind of situation? -I will be monitoring them while they're talking and give feedback at the end.

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