Askhat Askhat

Teaching Practice 6
A1 level


In this lesson, students develop their reading for gist and reading for detailed comprehension skills through the topic of a trip to Thailand. The lesson starts with reviewing vocabulary related to a holiday. Then students read the text about Phuket and Bankok. By the end of the lesson, learners revise the vocabulary related to the text in speaking activity.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using texts about Phuket and Bangkok in the context of a trip to Thailand.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of adjectives describing places in the context of travel to Thailand.


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

The teacher shows his photo from his last weekend at Sile, Istanbul. "Look at the photo. Where was the teacher? Is it the best place to spend the holiday in Istanbul? Why?" Teacher elicits the answers like clean, noisy, crowded and writes them on the WB. Then the teacher asks students to discuss the best places for tourist in Turkey. "Work in pairs. Tell your partner the best place for tourist in Istanbul. Tell each other 5 things tourist can do there" The teacher monitors the discussion and choose some answers and writes them on the WB. The teacher mostly looks for the vocabulary about the holiday.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

The teacher shows the task and explains the instruction for the next task. "There is a word in the paper. Look at the word and find the student who has the opposite of the word". Then the students need to stick the pair of the adjective on the WB so everyone can see it. "Now stick your words on the WB. Sit together with your new partner" He underlines the adjective crowded and writes the sentence: Taksim Square in Istanbul is always crowded. In the next task, students need to write the name of a place they know. "Please, write one sentence for each of your adjectives." Teacher monitors if students are working in pairs and writing two sentences. Then teacher adds the word very into the sentence "Taksim Square in Istanbul is always very crowded" The teacher points the words very, really and quite. The students need to say the sentences by adding these words.

While-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The teacher shows the photos of Thailand. Asks students to guess which country is it. Look at the photo. Which country Phuket and Bangkok are in? Students share information with each other. Then the teacher shows HO (Reading Task 1) and introduces the task. "Look at the text. Decide which place you would like to go? You have 3 minutes. Can you choose two places? (No) Only one." After three minutes the teacher asks students to talk to their partner and say why do they want to go to that place.

While-Reading (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

The teacher asks students to read the text again and find three things they can do in Phuket and Bangkok. "Read the text again. Find five things you can do in each place. You have 4 minutes." After 4 minutes students compare answers in pairs. "Please, check your answer with your partner" The teacher nominates students to write the answer on the WB.

Post-Reading (6-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

The teacher gives instruction for Vocabulary task 1. "Read the words. Tick the correct adjectives. Correct the wrong adjectives" The teacher monitors the students to see if the task was easy or difficult. Check with your partner. The teacher gives the second task. "Now look at task 2. Fill in gaps with adjectives from Task 1". The teacher monitors the students to make sure that students are doing the task and to see if there are early finishers. Then the teacher asks students to check the answers with the partner. Then the teacher shows the correct answer on the WB.

Freer practice (7-10 minutes) • To allow the opportunity to react to the text

This task is an alternative. The teacher practice this task if there is enough time. The teacher divides the class into groups. There should be three students in each group. "One, two, three. Please, three of you seat on the right, three of you in the middle and three of you in the left (three of you on the back). Nominate one student in your group to see the WB. Two students in the group can not see the WB. Take a piece of paper. Write 1, 2, 3. Student 1 tells to other two students what do you see in the video. Other students write down the words, phrases that student 1 says to you". The teacher plays the video about Phuket. Students should tell each other what do they see in the video. After one minute students change the places and 2 student tells what he/she sees in the video. Third student describes the video. Then students should guess what city was shown in the video.

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