Simten Simten

Reading skills. Eat, drink and be marry!
Pre-intermediate B-2 level


In this lesson the Ss will work scanning and detailed reading. Students will start with a discussion about Turkish traditional meals döner and lahmacun. This will befollowed by a short text about the history of fish and chip shops in Britain. Finally in the free practice stage Ss will talk give a recipe instruction to their peers using quantifiers.


Abc True or false questions, questions and answers and gap-fill out
Abc PPT desined by me (Photos from Google images)

Main Aims

  • To provide scanning and detailed reading practice using a text about the history of fish and chip shops.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of traditional food.
  • To provide guided tasks to lead to speaking and listening.


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

The lesson with start with a discussion about the facts of two popular Turkish meal. Students will be put in group of 4's/5's tell each other what they know about its origin or history etc.

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

After they discuss and find out interesting facts about Turkish the two meals the Ss will be playing a guessing game about numbers. What might these number represent? There are no right or wrong answers. Next, there will be a competing game based on scanning quickly. The numbers from the text will be written on the board and the Ss will be asked to scan the text as quick as possible to find out what each number is referred to. Next, the Ss will give answers to true or false questions fallowed by gap filling.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

From the given text the grouped Ss will extract meaning from the topic and discuss it themselves.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Finally in a GW the Ss will fill in a questionnaire related to themselves.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide a context where the quantifiers and articles be practised and expand on what they have learned

At this stage a free practice of telling a recipe of their favourite food will given as the last related task to the pervious TL. There will be an instucting question "what is your favourite food? Tell your friend the recipe of your favourite food.

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