Ayşe Cook Ayşe Cook

Beginner (A1) level


In this lesson students learn about the question words. (Where, how, what, why, how many) through reading a text about a fashion model's webpage. The lesson starts with predictions about the model. This is followed by listening about the model's webpage where students check their predicted answers if they are correct or not. After the "find the question word (gap-fill)" exercise, students scan read the text and find out the correct answers. Finally there will be some control practice (gap-fill) and freer practice via creating an interview with the character from the text.


Abc Gap-Fill Handout
Abc Reading (Gina Macy, fashion model, answers your questions)

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about Gina Macy, fashion model.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of question words in the context of a fashion model.


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher asks students following questions: "Do you like fashion?" "Do you know any fashion model?" "Who is your favourite fashion model?" "What do you know about her?" or "What do you want to know about her?" After the students' answers teacher shows Gina Macy's picture on the WB and introduce her with few words. "Gina Macy is a fashion model. She has a web page. She answers her fans questions on her web page"

Teach blocking vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To clarify the meaning of key vocabulary items

Elicit the following words: divorced (I am married, we don't like each other anymore), choose (use gestures and the famous quote from pikachu cartoon), adore (use the love- like chart. Put adore on tof of "love"), Swedish (Turkey - Turkish/Sweden -?), sad (use gestures). After eliciting the meaning, drill briefly and mark the stress.

Pre-Reading Activity #1 (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Students discuss about Gina Macy and make predictions about her. "What is her favourite city/day/designer/food?" After the answers, the students listen to the recording (T 7.1) and find out the correct information about her.

Pre-Reading activity #2 (3-5 minutes) • To prepare the students practice in Scan reading

Students find the question words that completes the questions to Gina. (Gap-fill HO)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students scan reading and specific information reading tasks

Students will have the full text about Gina Macy. After they read the text, they will try to find the correct answers for the questions that they were given in the previous task.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Students work on the short information about Gina Macy which has many incorrect statements on the same HO. (exercise number 6) Teacher tells students to read text again to find out the false statements about Gina Macy and correct the information.

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

Students write at least two questions (by using the question words) for their favourite fashion model/celebrity by working in pair.

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