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Dogukan Can Demirezen TP5a
Pre-Intermediate (B1) level


In this lesson, students practice their reading and speaking skills in the context of measuring happiness and comparing what makes people happy under the main topic of science and technology.


Abc HO1 (Reading text)
Abc HO2 (Gap-fill exercise, matching activity)
Abc HO3 (Teacher-made Happiness Scale)
Abc PPT (Topic: Happiness)

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice on gist reading, reading for specific information, and deducing meaning from context.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency practice using the main context of the lesson.


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

T will initiate the lesson by talking about the essence of happiness. What is it exactly? Is it money? Is it the city that we live in? Or is it just good weather? The introduction will be followed by a mini-discussion in pairs, concentrated on the questions: 'What do you think makes people happy?' and 'Do you think that people in Turkey are generally happy about their lives?". T will collect one or two answers after interrupting the discussion.

Pre-Reading (9-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Before the ss start reading the text, T will introduce the subject and ask the ss to give the correct heading to each paragraph as they skim through the text quickly. When it's done, T will ask them to pair check their answers, and start to take answers randomly and ask for the reasons why they chose the relevant headings. Since the lesson will not have an extra pre-teaching part, any lexical confusions that might arise about particular items will be dealt with during this stage.

While-Reading #1 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

This next task will require ss to complete some gap-fill exercises designed within the context. T will provide sufficient instructions by telling them to read the text for a second time, while looking for the missing parts in the exercise inside the text. The task will be finished under four minutes, and then the T will ask the first volunteer to give the first answer and nominate another student for the next one. Throughout this part, T will wait until all the speakers are done, and according to the notes taken, gives delayed error correction, if necessary.

While-Reading #2 (9-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading tasks

T will ask ss to read the matching part and ask them to connect each description to its counterpart, highlighted within the text. Before they begin, the T elicits the word 'valid' by drawing a denied credit card on the WB. When ss are finished, T asks them to pair-check, and then project the answer key from OHP, asks CCQs to consolidate the meaning of each item, to make sure.

Post-Reading (Speaking) (8-10 minutes) • To provide oral practice and expand on what they've learned

T will randomly assign numbers to individuals and then group them accordingly (into five or six groups). Afterwards, each group will get a happiness scale, drawn as a horizontal line, and be asked to put stickers on the scale for each group member, according to how happy they're at the moment. 'On a scale of 1 to 10 how happy are you?' Then the T will ask how many of the groups have people that are above 7 on this specific scale. They will be asked to have a group discussion about what could make this different and how they could have been happier. When the time is done, WC feedback is taken from one member of each group.

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