Safa Riahi Safa Riahi

Relationships dilemmas
Intermediate level


In this lesson ss will practise reading for gist and specific information and practise speaking for fluency in the context of relationship dilemmas.


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Abc Handout 1
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Main Aims

  • To practise reading for gist and specific information in the context of relationship dilemmas

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of relationship dilemmas
  • To provide clarification and practice of vocabulary.


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

Show different pictures of people in love, people and engage them with the context of the lesson

Pre-reading (10-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teach vocab by eliciting the meaning from the ss. dilemma: showing a picture of a person that can't decide what to do fallen out: showing a picture of two people fighting mother in law: showing a picture a solicitor: showing a picture to lend/ to borrow: personalising the situation with a student CCQs: if I am borrowing his pen, does it mean that it is mine?(no) should I give it back to him? (yes) Flach the titles of the letters and get the students to predict what the letters will be about

While-Reading#1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist tasks

Tell the ss that am going to giv them the text now and read it quickly and match the texts with the appropriate themes in order to check whether their predictions are right Monitor Feedback: if needed ss read the answers. Tell the ss that am going to give them a HO that contains an exercise in which they have to match the words with their meaning. distribute handouts Monitor peer check Feedback: ss read their answers

While-Reading#2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed practice

Tell ss to turn over their handouts demonstrate that they are going to do exercise 2 which they have to match the sentences with the appropriate letter, and justify their answers ss do the exercise Monitor peer check feedback: under their chairs.

freer practice (11-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask the ss did they or a friend of theirs ever were/was in a situation where they didn't know what to do. get a ss to talk about a personal dilemma, and ask the ss what should've he/ she done or do in the future. Tell the ss that in pairs they will talk to their partner about a relationship dilemma that he/she or a friend encountered. and the other person needs to try to give him/ her a solution to that dilemma. (demonstrate with the ss if needed) Ss talk to each other change partners ask the students what was the most difficult situation that your friends told you about, and what did you advise him/ her to do. Error correction

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