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Men and Women
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their reading skills using a text about the differences between male and female thinking. The brainstorming warm up will set the context for the lesson, starting with statments that will need to be placed under one of two table headings. This is followed by multiple choice survey. The main text will involve a simple, controlled exrecise within it; filling in the blank. Free practice will involve the students interviewing each other. If there is time, will have a feeback session testing what they learned from their partners.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about men and women in the context of dating and family

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussiom in the context of dating and family


Warm Up (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Are men and women different? yes Do we talk the same way? Do we work the same jobs? Do we think alike? Pair them up and have them discuss with their partner a few ways that men and women are different.

Pre-Stage/Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text

Students will be handed out the survey that sets the context of the text. Explain the text is the results of this survey. This will activate their schemata and get them to think back to their days in similar situations. Give them a few minutes to complete and then discuss with a partner their responses. Explain how the results are missing some info. Post up the answers on PP and have the students discuss with a partner what they mean.

While-Reading/Free Practice (11-13 minutes) • Students are to scan for gist

With the answers in mind, students are to scan the text and insert the correct answers in the right blank. They will need to speak with their partners to decide on the answers. Give them a few minutes to complete and then post the next PP slide with the answers. Quick lesson on the conjunctions 'while' and 'whereas' What are they? Conjunctions. They connect two clauses. What are the two clauses with number 2? What do you notice about them? They are on different ends aren't they? older and younger. They are used when you want to say there is a difference here,

Post-Reading/Speaking (10-12 minutes) • Provide an opportunity for students to use productive skills

Now that we have learned a little bit of men and women are different, we will reinforce this with another activity. Split class into M/F pairs if possible and demo the activity with 'I think we are lost', 'Let's ask that woman for directions' Pass out the HO 1-4 and 5-7 and have partners sit across from each other. Based on the conversation, decide who would never say that. Class Feedback PP the answers

Closing (4-6 minutes) • Expand on Previous Activity

Break them into groups of 4-6 and have them discuss more examples of things men or women would never say. In the last minute of class, ask them to share with the rest of class

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