Osman Osman

Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice reading exercises for improving their understanding and inerpreting various texts.


Abc Picture 1, Picture 2, HO 1, HO 2, HO 3

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about a flight attendant's story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of feelings in the context of person
  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a group in the context of reading


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

T asks the class if they now the meaning of the word cool. T introduces the class the expression "loose your cool" then asks them what or who makes them to loose their cool. Ss tell the class about what or who makes or made them to loose their cool.

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

T shows the picture of a flight attendant Steven Slater (Picture 1) and a comic strip (Picture 2) to Ss. T tells Ss he is T's friend and he writes a comic strip about him and wonders if the Ss can help him to write one. T introduces some vocabulary(overhead locker, to bleed, to taxi, chute) and writes them on WB to help Ss in their writing. Ss write a story about the comic strip. T asks Ss to read what they wrote. T gives HO1 to Ss. T asks Ss to check what they wrote and what actually happened. T asks Ss why the flight attendant lost his cool.

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

T asks the Ss to read HO1 in more detail and answer the questions and check their answers in pairs. T does peer check. T asks Ss why this was a very important story and why they think it was in the newspapers.

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

T gives the headlines of the other titles (HO 2) to Ss. Ss predict in what order the titles are likely to be. T asks Ss what is their order and why. T gives Ss the titles of other texts in order with the dates but witout the titles (HO 3). Ss match the titles and stories in pair work. T asks Ss their matching. T asks Ss to answer the questions in each text Ss check their answers with a partner and discuss. T asks Ss their answers.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T asks Ss to look at he comic strip again and retell the story in more detail

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