Ayşe Doğan Ayşe Doğan

Reading and Speaking
Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, students read a magazine article about a study carried out by the British National Office Statistics, which every year looks at the typical contents of a supermarket shopping basket in order to analyze the changing eating habits of the British people. The lesson starts with a video clip and students take notes while watching it. Next, students read the text for prediction and they check their predictions whether they are right or not. This is followed by showing the pictures in order to teach them the unfamilia words in the text. Next stage is that students read the text in detail and answer the questions. The last stage of the lesson is speaking practice. Students discuss the questions about the text in pairs.


Abc reading text handout
Abc Exercises 1, 2 and 3
Abc Vocabulary through pictures

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about analyzing the changing eating habits of the British people in the context of contents of a supermarket shopping basket

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a coversation in the context of changes in the shopping basket


Lead in (5 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and make the context of the lesson interesting for the SS

-Before the lesson starts, 'Ask students that 'Who went to supermarket today? and What did you buy?' -After talking a few minutes 'Make them watch the video and tell them to take notes while watching it. -Take some FB from the sts and write their ideas about the video on the WB. Don't confirm or reject anything.

Pre-teach Vocabulary (5 minutes) • to provide new vocabulary that will be encountered in the text

-Tell Ss they are going to read about the changing eating habits, but first you will look at some vocabulary. -Tell Ss to look at the words on the cards and decide if they know or don't know. the words are free-range chicken, match, lighter, lip gloss, parmesan cheese. -To explain the word 'decaffeinated' give them the definition. e.g. 'the removal of caffeine from coffee beans and tea leaves.' -Ask CCQ to check if they learnt the vocabulary.

Reading for prediction (gist) (5 minutes) • to check if their predictions are T or F

-Tell them they are going to read the text for gist. -Tell them they have 3 minutes to check. (Ask ICQ if necessary) -Handout the reading text. -After finishing reading, look at the WB and discuss their predictions. Are they True or False'?

Reading for detail (15 minutes) • to provide a controlled reading practice for detail (to answer the questions about the text

-Tell Ss that they are going to read the text in detail and they are going to answer the questions exercise 1. Ask ICQ if necessary. -Hand out the exercises worksheet (don't forget to fold). -After reading the text, get them to check their answers in pairs. -Monitor them and see if there are early finishers (If there are early finishers, check their answers tell them how mant he or she has got wrong but not which ones. -After they all finishe the activity, put the on the answer key on the WB. -Get them out of thier seats and tell them to find the answers and go back to tell thier partners.

Reading for specific information (5 minutes) • to provide specific information from the text

-Tell them read the text again quickly. -Tell them to find the products that are in the nation's shopping list and circle them. tell them to underline the products that are no longer in the basket. (Ask ICQ to check their understanding in terms of 'circling and underlying' -After they finish, tell them to check their answer in pairs. -Take WC FB.

Post-reading discussion (10 minutes) • To provide a controlled speaking practice (after aims completed)

-Focus Ss on the questions in exercise 3. -Check if they know what 'habit' means. -Get Ss in small groups maybe 3 to discuss their ideas. -Take some general WC FB.

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