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TP8 - My home town
Beginner level


This reading lesson sets the context for today's lessons. It also provides the source for the TL in the following lesson. Students will start with a pre-reading activity working on the words describing places in a town or city. They will do a gist reading exercise, and then they will read for detail. They will also talk about their home towns.


Abc Reading Text - 'Bath'
Abc PowerPoint Presentation
Abc Images
Abc True/False HO
Abc Speaking Prompts HO

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Susan's home town, Bath, in the context of 'my home town'.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of 'my home town'.


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The teacher shows students some photos of his/her home town. The T shows the photos starting from the most unpopular places to more popular ones, and ask Ss to guess where his/her home town is. Ss find out the teacher's home town, or the T tells where his/her home town is if Ss cannot find the answer. Then the T asks Ss to tell where their home towns are. The T nominates Ss to answer.

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

The T tells Ss that in his/her town "There is a bazaar, a cafe, and a school", and he/she asks Ss if these words define places, objects, people, time or activities. Once the T elicits the answer "places" from Ss, the T tells that they learn about 'places in a town or city'. The T tells Ss to work in pairs now, and take an envelope. In the envelope, Ss find a number. The T tells Ss to look at the word lists posted on the walls, find the correct word for the number, and write them under the correct photo on the board. When Ss finish answering, whole class feedback is given.

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

The T shows the photo of Susan, about whom Ss will read a text. The T asks Ss some questions to let Ss make predictions, e.g. "Where is she from?", "Where does she live?", "Does she do sports?", etc. Then the T tells Ss to read the text in one minute and answer the question projected on the board "Does she like living in Bath?". Whole class feedback is given.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

The teacher tells Ss to read the text again in detail. He/she gives Ss the HOs including True/False task. Ss read the text individually, and mark the statements as true or false. Then Ss work in pairs, and compare their answers. Then the statements are projected on the WB, and Ss share their answers. Whole class feedback is given.

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

Ss work in groups, and discuss about the question "Do you like living in your home town? Why? Why not?" The teacher gives Ss a HO with prompt ideas to help Ss to produce ideas on the topic. The teacher monitors. Then the T nominates Ss to share what they have learnt about their partners. The T makes delayed error correction.

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