Shumaila Norin Shumaila Norin

Teaching Practice 2
Intermediate level


In this lesson, we start with the topic of homes and dream homes to to provide Ss with primarily reading skills practice. This is the first part of the lesson for the day, so it sets the tone for the rest of the lessons for the day.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Dream Homes in the context of living styles

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about dream homes in the context of disadvantes of living there
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of advantages and disadvantes of living in a certain place


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and to generate interest in the topic of the lesson

Show one related picture and play "back to the board" to elicit "Dream home" Show Ss the pictures of some dream homes and ask them if any of them would be their dream home and why/why not. Ask the students what they think of where they live now and get a few general ideas.

Pre-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Tell Ss to read quickly and think about statements in exercise 1 and tick the ones that apply to where they live. Ask students to compare the answers with their partner and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living where they live. Take some general w/c FB

Pre-teach vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • to pre-teach lexis needed to help students understand the text

Tell students they are going to read an article about dream homes but first they will check some vocabulary. Tell students to match vocabulary words with the definitions in groups. Show the answers on w/b and ask Ss to check. Discuss the meaning and pronunciation of the trickier words with the class using CCQs and drilling..

Reading for gist (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks

Ask Ss to guess from the photo which section of the magazine the article comes from. Then ask them to read the article and check their guesses in pairs. Take w/c FB

Reading for Specific Information (10-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

Ask Ss to read again in detail and tick the information(question 2) that is mentioned in the article. Then check in pairs. Ask Ss to go around and check their answers from the answer key.

Post-Reading Listening task (4-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask students to list down three possible disadvantages of living in a place like "Paradise Ridge" in pairs. Then Ss do the listening Ex.4 and discuss in groups about the disadvantages they guessed and the ones mentioned in Ex. 4

Post Reading Speaking Taks (5-6 minutes) • to provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they have learnt.

Ask Ss to discuss in groups if they would like to live in "Paradise Ridge", why or why not. Take w/c FB

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