Ghassan Bamis Ghassan Bamis

Reading Habits
B2 level


In this lesson, the student will be introduced to the topic of reading habits. Sts will be talking about their reading habits and will be exposed to a couple of vocabulary related to the topic.


Abc Pictures - PPT
Abc Questionnaire Handout
Abc Gap-fill handout

Main Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a pair/group discusoin in the context of reading

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification in the context of types of textes & readings
  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about benefits of reading


Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1) T will show some pictures to get the student attention's and engage them in the context of reading. 2) T will set a pairs discussion reading by giving questions to answer discuss in pairs. - How often do you read? - What do you read? - Do you think the internet and television will eventually make books vanish? - If you were to write a book, what will it be about?

Reading (5-6 minutes) • To provide gist reading practice using a text about reading

T will hand the ss a short text about reading and ask them to do a gist reading individually and come up with the main ideas of each of text's paragraphs. The student then will check their answers in pairs.

Useful Language/vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

1) T will expose the students to two new vocabulary they can use when discussing their reading habits. 2) [Optional] T will hand the sts a gap-fill handouts that they need to fill using the words in the sheet as a bank. The handout is about the types of texts and which are random in the sheet, but the sts need to put them in the right category where they belong. Then checking in pairs for peer correction.

Productive Task(s) (7-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

T will first get the sts to change their pairs; then ask them to discuss their reading habits in pairs.

Speaking (10-15 minutes) • To provide fluency speaking practice in the context of reading.

T will ask the ss to sit in to rows in a way that they are facing each other. Sts will be handed a HO of the ex 5 - a which is a questionnaire. The questionnaire has four sections that have 3 - 5 question in each; "General reading", "Do you read books for pleasure? - (Yes)", "Do you read books for pleasure? - (No)" and "Reading and listening". Sts then will question each other in a rotating method (i.e. every student will ask each of the other sts questions of one of the sections until he/she gets all the answers and then stop).

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