Fatih Tosun Fatih Tosun

Reading (News Reports)
Upper Intermediate level


Ss will look at some news reports and images related to them during this lesson. They will match titles to images and to texts which they read (gist). Vocabulary regarding the news reports will be taught to the Ss and they will read and answer questions regarding the news reports. The lesson will finish with the Ss splitting into two groups and testing each other with questions regarding their own reports.


Abc Cheque image
Abc Dangerous place example image
Abc Safe place example image
Abc couple image 2
Abc couple image 1
Abc Answer Key
Abc Lottery News Report Text
Abc Everest News Report Text
Abc Match Headlines Worksheet
Abc Images of News Reports
Abc Questions sheet

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using texts about news reports

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of vocabulary in the context of news reports


Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-T will begin lesson by showing a newspaper and eliciting the term "headline". - A short news report will be played to Ss, T will tell them before the video begins to find the 3 headlines. - 4 images from various news articles will be projected onto the WB with two news headlines beneath them. -T will tell Ss to match the correct headlines to its image. -Ss will tell T their answers.

Pre-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-T will write vocab on the board. - Using elicitation and visuals, the T will clarify the meaning of the words to the Ss. - Some of the vocab will be shown in model sentences. The sentences can be suggested by the Ss. - T will use choral drilling to practice the pronunciation of the words.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- T will explain to the Ss that they must match the headlines to the news reports. - Before handing out the task sheets, Ss will be told to read quickly by themselves and given 2 minutes to read. - They will then be told to work in their pairs and match the headlines to the texts. - When Ss finish, FB will be T projecting the worksheet onto the WB and going through the answers with the class.

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

- T will split half the class into group A and the other half into group B. - T will explain to Ss that group A will read report 1 and answer questions 1-5, while group B will read report 2 and answer questions a-e. - Ss must read alone, but can help each other answer the questions after reading. - T will monitor the groups and assist if necessary. -FB will be in the post-reading stage.

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

-Ss from group A will be paired together with Ss from group B. - T will explain that they must ask each other the questions regarding the text they have just read and answered questions about. So Ss from A will ask Ss from B questions a-e and B will ask A questions 1-5. -At the end, T will give out answer keys. - Finally get Ss to discuss what kind of news reports are common in Turkey and the type of news reports they usually watch.

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