Asli Asli

Reading about Carmen's personal information
A1 level


The lesson's context will be 'blind date'. In this lesson the Ss will be introduced to new vocabulary that appear in the text they are going to read concerning an individual called Carmen. They will do exercises about the text and at the end of the class they will engage in a speaking activity regarding where they work and live, what they study and things they like.


Abc Exercise 2 and Reading
Abc Photo 7
Abc Photo 5-6
Abc Photo 3-4
Abc Photo 2

Main Aims

  • To improve students' reading skills and get them to familiarize with new vocab(live, study, have, work, like)

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with a speaking exercise in the context of blind date.


Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To get Ss' interest in the topic of talking about one's life

T sticks a photo to the WB to introduce the context of blind date. Ask questions to the Ss. 'Where are they? Are they married? Why do they have something on their faces?' T highlights 'This is the first time they meet.' Show another photo of two people having a date if they seem confused.

Prediction task (3-4 minutes) • To encourage Ss to predict the context of blind date

T asks 'What do they talk about?' Give an example. 'Hello!My name is .... Nice to meet you!' 'What else?'. 'What can you ask?'Give them a hint. 'Your job?' Stick the cards on the WB one by one. 'like, have, work, study, live'

Pre-teach vocabulary (9-10 minutes) • To pre-teach key lexis needed to help students understand the text

Ask Ss what comes to their minds, start with one of the verbs and move on to others; 'What do you like?Where do you live? Where do you work? What do you study?'. Write some of their responses on WB. Show them pictures, if they know the meaning have a student take the picture and stick it near the correct verb. If they don't know tell them what the photo represents and stick the photo around the verb it is used with. Write the questions as well, as they need it for the last activity. Drill the words they are having a difficult time pronouncing.

Reading for a gist (4-5 minutes) • To encourage Ss to read for general understanding of the text

Before giving HO, remind Ss of the context; Tomorrow Carmen has a blind date. She will say these. Remind Ss of what title means. 'Read the text. You have one minute. Find the title'. ICQ; 'How many minutes to read?''What do you do after(use gesture) reading the text?' Give them a minute and ask their answers. CCQ 'Does she talk about her job? What about family?..'

Reading for specific info (8-10 minutes) • To practice reading for scanning

Before HO, instructions: 'Use the text and circle the right word. Do it on your own'. Monitor Ss and ask them to check their answers in pairs. Write a part of the sentence on WB and ask Ss to write the answer.

Reading for detail (6-8 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension

T gives an example-write on WB. 'Carmen is 45 years old' and corrects it. Give Ss HO to correct the sentences. FB; check with Ss.

Speaking task (8-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to personalise the topic

T wants Ss imagine they have a blind date. They are in a restaurant. They will meet new people so they have to ask their partners certain questions to get to know them better and fill the table. Make a demo with a S. Give Ss HO and ask them to stand up. If there is time left ask some of the students to talk about themselves using the verbs 'like', 'have', 'study', 'work' and 'live'.

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