Adil Adil

Positive psychology
B2 level


In this lesson learners focus on receptive skills of reading and sub skills gist reading and reading for details and as a freer practice, the students will be involved in a speaking activity where they reflect on the text. The reading text is about happiness in the world and divided into three stages pre-reading, while reading and post reading.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about happiness in the world.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in the context of own personal happiness.


Warmer-lead in (2-3 minutes) • To generate interest and create a context for the topic.

- The teacher starts by chesting a picture of a happy girl, then ask SS about her feeling. - T continues by asking the following questions: - Are you happy? what makes you happy? how do you know if you are happy? - what might help people to be happy? -would you describe the people in your country as generally happy or unhappy? -What are they happy or unhappy about? - in which countries in the world do you think are the people happiest? why? - Do you think we can buy happiness? health? family? - Imagine that your a politician, suggest three policies to make people happy.

Pre-teach vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To unblock key lexix needed to help SS understand the text.

- Teacher gives HO 1 which includes a matching exercise. - SS are required to work in pairs and match the words with the right definition. - T asks SS to check their answers with each other. - T asks students for their answers as feedback.

While reading- 1 Gist reading (4-5 minutes) • To encourage Ss to read for gist and general understanding.

-T gives Students HO 2 Which includes two tasks. - in task one, Ss should go over the text quickly and then choose the best title. -As a feedback, T asks Ss for their answers.

While reading- 2 reading for details (4-6 minutes) • To encourarge students to read for details. (scanning)

In task two, Students are supposed to read the text only once and then they should match summary sentences to the paragraphs. ( two of the summaries are not needed) - SS move around the class to check answers with each other As a feedback, T gives an answer key

While reading-2 Reading for specific details. (4-6 minutes) • To practice reading for specific information.(scanning)

- T gives HO 3 which includes a true/false exercise. - Ss are required to read the text again and state true or false. - SS check their answers with each other. - As a feedback, teacher gives an asnwer key

While reading-3 reading for inference (4-6 minutes) • To practice reading for inferred meanings

- T gives students HO 4 which includes a couple of definitions. - SS have to read the text and find words of those definitions. - SS check their answers with each other, before T gives an answer key as a feedback.

Post-reading / writing task (6-8 minutes) • To allow an opportunity to react to the text.

-T gives SS HO 5 which includes a writing task. - SS are required to work in pairs and suggest three ways their government could improve the happiness of the people. - SS should mingle and discuss their ideas.

speaking (4-6 minutes) • To provide student with a freer speaking practice in the context of happiness.

- T divides the class into groups and then gives them HO 6 in which they have put in order personal happiness from the least to the most important. - T ask SS to choose three countries where they would lile to live. - the consider the categories in ex 1 and share what you know about these countries. Where do you think you would be happiest?

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