Asli Asli

Reading & writing skills
Beginners level


In this lesson, students will read business cards and do exercises related to the reading. They will follow this up with students writing their own business cards and engaging in GW to practice speaking about their personal information.


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Abc Exercises 1-2-3-5-6

Main Aims

  • To improve receptive skills (reading & writing)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To improve students' writing and speaking skills by doing practices related to their personal information


Lead in (4-5 minutes) • To generate interest in business cards

T will role-play as a doctor. Greet Ss and ask one of them to volunteer. T will start a dialogue with S and give S her business card. Ask CCQ to students and draw the business card on WB.

Pre-teach vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • To pre-teach key lexis to avoid confusion and help students complete next task

T circles each concept on the business card on WB (company name, person's name and title, job, address, postcode, country, phone number and email) and ask CCQ, such as 'Is it my home address?'. Ask Ss to spell the postcode and show an example of how to say phone numbers.

Prediction task (3-4 minutes) • To encourage Ss to predict/think about content of the text

T will stick three photos on WB. Ask Ss CCQ: 'Can you guess their jobs?' and 'What's his/her name?Do we know?'

Reading for a gist (6-8 minutes) • To provide learners with general understanding to get an overview of the text

T will make groups by giving each student a piece of colorful paper. Give each S a business card printed on the same color of the paper they chose. Ask them to take a look at the business cards and decide which photo they belong to among themselves. Tell them to stick the right one under the photo (Face2face Starter Workbook p. 54, exercise 1)

Reading/listening for specific info (5-6 minutes) • To familiarise learners with the text

T will give S HO of all of the business cards to read them. Ask questions regarding the photos(to individuals in each group): 'What's her name?', 'What's her job?', 'What's her nationality?' etc.

Reading for detail (4-5 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension for learners to understand the text in depth

T will give S exercise 2 from Face2face Starter Workbook p. 54. Show an example on WB. Wait for them to finish while monitoring. Provide them with an answer key.

Speaking and writing tasks (10-15 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to personalise the topic and develop oral skills

T will give each Ss an empty card of different colors. Give them time to write and monitor them. After they finish T asks the ones with same colors to match. T writes the context on WB: It's a conference and the time is 8PM. T writes questions they are going to ask one another: 'Good evening sir/m'am. How are you?', 'What's your job?', What's your company?', 'Where's your company?', 'What's your mobile number?' and 'What's your email?'. If there is time, T will wrap up the lesson with asking CCQ about their partners.

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