Andac Gordu Andac Gordu

Tp: 6b
Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss practice the usage of past simple with reading and speaking activities in the context of the stories of famous people.


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Main Aims

  • To exercise reading skill using a text about the stories of famous people.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking exercise in a conversation in the context of the stories of famous people.


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

“There was my name up in lights. I said, 'God, somebody's made a mistake.' But there it was, in lights. And I sat there and said, 'Remember, you're not a star.' Yet there it was up in lights.” ― Marilyn Monroe, Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters T writes the quote on board and asks Ss what it is about. Ss discuss in pairs. T tries to elicit the answer "She's talking about a memory / a past event". Later, a WC FB.

Pre-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T divides class into two groups. T hands HO1. Ss have 2 minutes to match the pictures with the words in groups. While Ss are busy, T hangs the answers on different parts of the walls. Then, Ss check the answers of the other group and the answers on the walls. T drills some words such as "divorce" , "marriage" , "coal miner" and "charity".

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

"What do you know about Andy Warhol?" "What do you know about Princess Diana?" T asks these questions. Ss have 2 minutes to discuss in groups and then a quick WC FB. T names one group Andy Warhol and the other one Princess Diana and writes the question on the WB; "Was Andy a good student?" "Was Diana a good student?" "How did he die?" "How did she die?" T hands HO2 and tell Ss to fold them. Ss have 1 minute to skim the text and find the answers. They discuss their answers in groups and a WC FB.

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

Ss have 3 minutes to read the text again but this time in detail and answer the questions in groups. ICQs; "How much time do you have?" "Will you answer the questions alone or in groups?" T chooses one student from each group as pairs. Group Andy Warhol ask questions about Diana and group Princess Diana ask questions about Andy. CCQs; "Will you ask questions about Andy or Diana?" "Will you talk in groups or in pairs?" After that, a WC FB.

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

Ss have 2 minutes to write down 5 things about a famous Turkish they like who is dead. Then tells them to others and they try to find who he/she is. But before that T demonstrates the activity; 1. She was born in Bursa in 1913. 2. She was the first Turkish female pilot. 3. There's an airport named after her. 4. Ataturk adobted her in 1925. 5. She died in Ankara in 2001. And then, a quick error correction at the end.

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