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A bit extra
Upper-Intermediate, A2 level


In this lesson students will learn new vocabulary through receptive skills based on reading text about the International tipping etiquette. The lesson starts with the discussion, this is followed by pre-teaching vocabulary, then reading for gist, followed by reading for specific info, dor detail, for inference and post-reading speaking task


Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about A bit extra in the context of International tipping eiquette

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of synonyms in the context of International tipping eiquette
  • To provide clarification of A bit extra in the context of International tipping eiquette


Lead in (8-8 minutes) • to generate interest in the context

Teacher starts by greeting Ss: Hello! How are you doing today? Today we will discuss some interesting topic and I really want to know your personal opinion and attitude to this topic. But first of all look at the screen and tell me what is subject of the interview? Ss watch the video and asked to discuss in pairs this topic for a couple of minutes. Then they share their ideas with the T.

Pre-teach vocabulary (6-6 minutes) • To unblock the lexis needed to help students understand the text

T writes some words on the WB and asks CCQs if they are familiar with these words: tipping, appropriate [adj] - Is it right?(yes) Is it fair?(yes)(CCQ) /əˈprəʊpriət/ Straightforward [adj]-Is it easy?(yes)Is it simple?(yes) /ˌstreɪtˈfɔːwəd/ Vary [v]- Are these things equal?(no)Are they the same?(no)Do they differ?(yes) /ˈveəri/ Customary [adj] - Is it unusual? (no)Is it common?(yes) /ˈkʌstəməri/ Particularly [adv]- Is it commonly?(no)Is it especially?(yes) /pəˈtɪkjələli/

Reading for gist (10-10 minutes) • For learnersto get an overviw of the text

T distributes the text. SS read the text once so that they able to answer some questions. Questions like: Which countries in the article have similar tipping habits to yours? Which information did you find surprising? SS discuss the questions

Reading for specific information (4-4 minutes) • To practice reading for specific information(scanning)

Ss read the text one more time and do the exercise in HO Keys:

Reading for detail (5-5 minutes) • For learners to understand the text in depth

T asks Ss to work in groups and asks to discuss possible headlines for each paragraph. Ss work in groups and discuss

Reading for inference (6-6 minutes) • To practice reading for infered meainings

T draws the two columns on the WB and ask Ss to find the synonym in the text and asks the Ss to write them on the board. work out - figure out exact - precise problem - dilemma appropriate - acceptable compulsory - obligatory certainly- definitely insulted - offended chase - pursue discover - find out simply - just T divides the Ss in groups and distributes the stripes to match the pairs of synonyms

Speaking task (6-6 minutes) • To provide the opportunity to personalise the topic

T asks the Ss in pairs to discuss their personal habits for tipping, traditional habits for tipping in their own countries or the countries they have visited.

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