Giacomo Sabattini Giacomo Sabattini

TP 2b
Upper-Intermediate level


The main aim of this lesson is integrated skills - reading and speaking. Ss will have the opportunity to read and talk about worse case scenarios.


Main Aims

  • To give Ss practice in the integrated skills of reading for gist, and speaking fluently in the context of worst case scenarios.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To introduced related vocabulary.


Warm up (5-7 minutes) • To engage the students, stimulate their curiosity and set the context of activities

Divide Ss into groups. They will be asked to solve a murder mystery riddle. Hang pictures on the WB. Ask Ss what do they think about the pictures. Elicit related vocabulary.

Lead-in (6-8 minutes) • To set the context of activities, increasing speaking fluency

HO the titles (with blue-tack) to Ss one by one and ask them to match titles with pictures. HO pre-reading questions, ex.1 a-b Ss speak in pairs (5'). Monitor Ss and help for vocabulary if necessary. Ask Ss for FB WB.

Presentation/Reading for details (5-7 minutes) • To practice for specific information

Same pairs, ask Ss to complete ex. 2 and fulfil list for each situation on pre-reading questions. HO Reading text, ask Ss to check their lists on the text (2'). How many did you get the same?

Reading (6-9 minutes) • For learners to understand the text and related vocabulary

HO comprehension. Regroup Ss in different pairs. Give Ss time to read the text, they can help their partner if necessary. Monitoring and help Ss. Elicit the vocabulary.

Controlled practise (6-9 minutes) • To help Ss understanding the meaning of new vocabulary

Ask Ss in pairs to guess the meaning of vocabulary in ex. 4. Check WC.

Free practice/Speaking (4-6 minutes) • For Ss to put related vocabulary into practice

In pairs, ask Ss to turn around the text and ask them to answer as many questions as possible in ex. 5. They don't have to re-read the text. Ask Ss ICQ to make sure they don't check the text. Do you check your answers in the text? [NO] Do you check the answers afterwards? [YES] Monitor and help Ss for vocabulary. Ask Ss to check their answers on the text.

Wrap up (5-7 minutes) • For Ss to use related vocabulary in their own stories

Put Ss into groups (initial groups). Discuss the question in ex. 6. Elicit answers from each group.

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