Megan Behn Megan Behn

Multicultural London
Pre Intermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about multicultural London in the context of living in a foreign country.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a review of words from a text about Multicultural London in the context of living in a foreign country.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-10 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Link in with the context from the previous lesson. Ask the question: What things are important to you here, living in Turkey? Show HO to Ss, and instruct them to number on the list 1 to 5 the things that are most important them. Discuss in pairs. Get feedback as WC

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task.

SS will be instructed to read the questions on the top of the sheet first, then read the text, then answer the questions. Discuss in pairs. Give feedback as WC. What is special about London? What is special about Stroud Green Road?

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

Pre teach lexis by telling an anecdote about my first time in London using the words cosmopolitan, surrounded, and settled.

While-Reading (15-20 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks.

Ss will participate in a jigsaw exercise. Ss will be set into four groups. Each group will be given a HO with a profile of a foreigner living in London. Ss will be asked to read the questions then read the text. Then in their groups answer the questions on the HO. Ss will be given the answer key to check their questions. Ss will move into four groups again making sure they are sitting next someone different. Ss will tell their new group what they learned about the person in the text they read. Feedback as a WC

Post-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

If time, Ss can discuss in pairs the following questions. Why do people leave their own country? What are they looking for? What are they escaping from? Feedback as a WC.

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