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Advantures and mishaps , A narrative
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss lwill be introduced to the struture of a narrative and practice the writing process of a well structured narrative by reading a text about the Grand Canyon and writing their own narrative. Then after the aims are completed , Ss work on a receptive skill by reading the same text for details.


Abc Reading for detail Handout
Abc New Cutting Edge Up-Int. Course Book Mod. 5, p54 Language Focus1
Abc Projection of a picture od the Grand Canyon
Abc Projection of a PP on a narrative's structure

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, learners will be better able to write a well structured narrative.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop students' reading skills by reading for detail;


Warmer up (3-6 minutes) • To set the context and engage students

Engage students by asking them to look at the picture and ask what they know about it. Give Ss a minute to read the text and answer the question. Ex1. pg.36

Presentation (5-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text.

Put Ss in pairs and tell them they are going to write a story but first must think about structure. Do the first example as a class. Tell Ss to do the rest. Ex.2 pg36. Monitor and help if necessary. Change partners if possible and get Ss to check their answers.

Controlled practice (10-15 minutes) • To check the students' understanding of the TL.

Tell Ss that they are going to write a story. Ex.3a. Introduce the topic and allow time to think. Emphasize that they must only structure the story at this age. Allow time for Ss to write their story Once everyone has finished ask representatives of each group to read their story and teacher at the back have to decide which is the most frightening. Skip ex.5

Reading for detail. (5-10 minutes) • To develop students' reading skills by practicing reading for detail

Tell students to read through the text again and answer the questions on the handout. Tell students that this time they are reading for detail, so they need to read more carefully. Monitor and help if necessary. Ask students to check their answers in pairs and handout them Answer key.

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