Ahmet Cihat Yavuz Ahmet Cihat Yavuz

Reading Lesson Plan
B1 (Pre-Intermediate) level


In this lesson students will read about the success story of KFC in the context of the biography of its founder. After the analysis of some unfamiliar lexis they will practice a reading for gist, specific information and a detailed reading to answer the given questions. In the post reading stage students, in groups of four, will find the turning points in the story and identify themselves with the founder of KFC by discussing what they would do if they were in his shoes, which will be shared at the end of the lesson.


Abc Textbook

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about success story in the context of biography

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To practice speaking for fluency in a discussion about what to do when put themselves in else’s shoes


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

The teacher asks students to keep their books closed and writes the following questions on the board. Students will start talking in pairs and find similarities - What fast food companies are there in your country? What do they serve? - How often and what do you eat in fast food restaurants? - When you are in a different city, where do you prefer to eat? - Whose favorite fast food is fried chicken? After 2 mins speaking, students are encouraged to share their similarities.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text through K-W-L chart and pre-teaching core vocabulary abd to make the text accessible

The teacher writes KFC and draws a K-W-L chart, and asks what students know about KFC. After eliciting their answers the teacher writes them down under "K" column. Then, asks what they would like to know about KFC, and again writes the responses down under "W" column. In the meantime the teacher conveys the key phrases, namely serve sb sth and recipe through student responses.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

The teacher asks students to do the gist task of the text: Read the article and put the events in order. Students skim through the article and do the task in 3 mins, then they peer check the answers which is followed by teacher's whole class feedback. The teacher continues with the other reading task: Read the article again. Then answer the questions (which enquires specific information such as Who, When, How long...? Students scan the article in detail lasting 5 mins, then they compare the answers in different pairs. At the end the teacher gives whole class feedback.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

The teacher asks further questions that need detailed reading (such as What, Why, How..? ) The students read the text in detail and compare their answers in pairs. Then, the teacher gives whole class feedback. At the end the T refers to the "L" column of the chart and check whether the things learnt match with the "W" column.

Post-Reading (9-11 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to expand on what they've learned

The teacher groups the class in fours. And asks them to find the turning points in the article in 2 mins. After giving feedback on the turning points, the teacher asks students to identify themselves with Harland Sanders (the founder of KFC) and to discuss in their groups about what they would do if they were in his shoes. After 5-mins talking interesting answers will be shared in the classroom.

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