Abdessamad Hammami Abdessamad Hammami

Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss will be able to practise vocabulary related to the context of child outdoor play. They will read for gist and for specific information based on an authentic text entitled "Should I let my child take more risks?" The students will also be able to practise free speaking via a discussion about the benefits and harms of child outdoor play.


Abc a handout
Abc Whiteboard

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson ss will have learned and practised language related to the benefits and harms of child outdoor play

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will have practised free speaking in the context of active outdoor play for children.


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

- T retrieves the picture featuring in the text (do a web quest) and projects it on the whiteboard. - T asks, “What can you see? / How does the child feel?” T elicits ‘outdoor play’, ‘active/inactive’, ‘‘taking the risk’, ‘unsupervised’, ‘playground’, ‘looks healthy’ - T asks, “Is it dangerous?” (‘risky’, ‘might dislocate his shoulders’, ‘get hurt’) - T asks, “Did you prefer playing indoors or outdoors?

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- T gives Ss the handout and asks, “'Read carefully the words and phrases in the box on the handout. Is there any difficult word?” (30 s only) - T should be ready to project pictures to explain the meaning - T asks, “Work in small groups. Which of the activities below do you think are harmful for children?”

While-Reading #1 (7-9 minutes) • To practise reading for gist

- T asks, “Read the text and check your answers in pairs” - Whole class feedback

While-Reading #2 (12-14 minutes) • To practise reading for specific information

- 'Now read again and answer questions Ex 4 a). - Ss check in pairs - Whole class feedback - 'Answer questions Ex 4 b). - Ss check in pairs - Whole class feedback

post-reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide ss with an opportunity to respond to the text and relate what they have learned to their personal experience

- T asks, “Do you agree with the views expressed in the text?” / “Did anything surprise you?” “Have you changed your mind about outdoor play?” - T asks, “Discuss in groups the benefits and harms of child outdoor play.” - T asks, “Take just notes”.

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