Carina Middlebrooks Carina Middlebrooks

PT 7 - Reading
Elementary A2 level


In this lesson, STS will practice their receptive skills by reading for gist and detail. They will also review and learn new vocabulary in the context of healthy lifestyles. The lesson will begin with a vocabulary matching exercise that contains language that is used in the reading text. Students will then move on to the reading exercises which will begin with a gist reading where students select the best title for the text. They will complete two a detailed exercises to practise reading for comprehension. The session will end with a freer practice speaking activity where student pretend to be doctors and diagnose patients problems whilst using the TL from the text.


Abc Ex 1 - vocabulary matching (ex 1a and 1b)
Abc Ex 2a and 2b - reading activity

Main Aims

  • In this lesson, learners will have practiced reading for gist and detail in the context of health

Subsidiary Aims

  • Students will learn new vocabulary in the context of health


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Display image 1 Ask students the below; What are the people in the image doing? Why? Elicit answers for 'healthy lifestyle' and other vocabulary items such as lose weight, get fit, exercise, go to the gym, brainstorm their ideas on WB clarify- healthy and healthy lifestyle

Pre-teach vocabulary (10-12 minutes) • To pre-teach key lexis needed to help students understand the text and complete the task

PW - 4 mins T demonstrates first match on the WB Ex 1, STS match words 2-10 with the picture Students check answers in pairs WC feedback Clarify MFP during feedback answers: 2c) ef) 4j) 5b) 6d) 7g) 8i) 9e) 10a) T displays below Q on WB: Which of these phrases match a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle? STS discuss in pairs WC feedback

Gist reading (5-6 minutes) • For students to understand the overall meaning of the text

Individual/PW - 2 mins Display text titles on the WB STS read text for gist and in pairs choose the best title for the text Top tips for a healthy heart - clarify meaning of top tips Ways to stop smoking Top tips to lose weight WC feedback T to clarify meaning of top tips clarify pron of disease, grams and portions (turkish cognates)

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • Reading for specific information and to further familiarise themselves with the text

Individual - 4 mins Ex 2a, - STS read the text and answer Q's 1-7 STS check answers in pairs WC feedback and ask sts for example when giving an answer answers: 1. heart disease 2. 20 (one every three mins) 3. no, they don't 4. the uk 5. one gram 6. at least 5 7. no, it isn't

While reading (6-8 minutes) • Reading for detail - to practice reading for detailed comprehension

PW Ex 2b STS read article again and find four things that are good for your heart and four things that are bad for your heart. WC feedback and STS provide examples

Post-Reading (2-3 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

PW - 2 mins In pairs, T asks the below Q's: Which tips do you feel are most important? WC feedback on a couple of answers from students

Post reading task (10-12 minutes) • Speaking task - to provide an opportunity to personalise the topic

Group work (3s or 4s) - 8 mins In groups, STS pretend to play doctor and diagnose the patient. Teacher to demonstrate first on the whiteboard - show image of patient and ask the WC what is their problem? What can they stop doing? What can they do to have a healthy lifestyle? 4-5 images around the room, 2 mins per image Each group take it in turns to look at the images and discuss the above questions.

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