Reading and Speaking
uper intermediate level


This is an integrated skills lesson - reading and listening- SS will have the opportunity to read for gist and for details.They will also talk about the differences between men and women's brains.Therefore, they will have a controlled practice to check their understanding and they will be introduces to some related vocabulary.


Abc handouts

Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist and for details, and speaking fluency in the context of reading .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduce related vocabulary


warm-up (3-5 minutes) • Engage students

I will engage students by asking the to read the title and describing the pictures on pages 40-41. Ask if Ss think men and women are better at different thongs.

Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To introduce students to the to pic

Put Ss into pairs and tell them to discuss the questions. Ex.1 pg 40 . Give Ss a few minutes to do the activity and check answers as a whole class.

reading for gist (10-15 minutes) • to get the main idea of the text

Put Ss into pairs.Introduce the text, give them a few minutes to discuss and a few more minutes to read quickly and check their answers. Ex .2, pg 40. Check answers as a whole class.

Reading for details (12-15 minutes) • for more understanding

Ask Ss to work individually. Tell them to read the text again and underline the sections that give the information. Ask ICQ's to clarify any misunderstanding. Put Ss in pairs to check their answers. Ex.3, pg40.

Controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • To check student's understanding

Put Ss into pairs.Explain that guessing meaning from context is an important skill. Ask Ss to guess the meaning of the given words and phrases from the text, without looking at their dictionaries.Ex.4,pg.40.Monitor and help if necessary.

Speaking (3-5 minutes) • to use TL

Put Ss in small groups (3 or 4). Allow time to discuss the question in ex.5,pg.40. Make sure they explain their opinions and ask each other questions. Monitor and help if necessary;

vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • Introduce related vocabulary

Put Ss into pairs and ask them to match the adjectives with their definitions.Ex 1,pg.41.Elicit or give example sentences if necessary. Hand out the answers for Ss to check .

If time allows activity (3-5 minutes) • more practice

In small groups get Ss to discuss the sentences in ex2;pg.41. Monitor and help with any language they need to change the sentences.

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