Yousra Thabet Yousra Thabet

Elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice reading two short passages about activities girls do on a night out to practice reading for gist and reading for detail. They will also practice controlled speaking about the same topic.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detail reading practice using a text about going out, socializing and dining out in the context of Girls' night out.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice accuracy using the past simple form of questions and statements about the girls' night out.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1- Show Ss. a funny video from a famous British sitcom, the video is about friends night out, clubbing, meeting other friends, dancing and having a drink (socializing). 2- Ask students questions about the video such as: what happened in the video? are the people in the video friends? What did they wear? where did they go? what did they do? Did they have fun? Listen to Ss. answers in open class. 3- Eliciting "get up", "go shopping" and "have lunch" from 3 cartoonish pictures on ppt., then show Ss. a picture of Egyptian girls shopping, then ask Ss. Where are the girls? What do they do? Listen to Ss. answers. 4- Ask Ss. where do they like to go out? Do they like to go out as a group of girls only or mixed groups? What do they do on their nights out? Listen to Ss. answers.

Pre-teach Reading Vocabulary (10-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

1- Eliciting/pre-teaching reading difficult vocabulary by showing Ss. pictures of every word. 2- Ask Ss. concept checking questions about each word. 3- Model and Ss. drill each word with the correct pronunciation, stress and intonation. 4- Ask students about the form of each word. 4- Show Ss. the written form of the word on ppt.

Reading Task 1 (gist) (3-3 minutes) • To allow students to practice reading for main idea

1- Demonstrate for Ss. that they need to look at the photos and read both reports quickly to answer question 2 (b) which requires them to find out where the women are? Rio De Janeiro, Bejing or Moscow. Tell students that they have 5 minutes to read in pairs (student A reads Sharon report only, student B reads Sabina report only) and write their answers down in the paper. 2- Students check together to give each other answers for the report they have read. 2- Nominate two students to give answers in an open class manner.

Reading Task 2 (detail) (5-7 minutes) • Students practice reading for detail in two tasks

1- The first task is a matching task, Ss. match the women's answers in the reports to the questions given to Ss. Demonstrate question 1 and 2 from ppt. for Ss. to grasp what should they do. 2- Ss. match individually in 7 minutes. 3- Ss. check their answers in pairs (because both students in each pair will have the same answers). 4- Ss. are shown answers on ppt. 5- The second task to complete the chart with a yes or no, SS. in new pairs have to read the reports carefully to spot the details. 6- Ss. check their answers from the ppt.

Controlled Practice of Speaking (10-15 minutes) • For students to practice talking about the women's nights out (from the reading)

1- Students compare their answers of the previous task (the yes and no chart) in their same pairs by using speaking (ICQs of no papers or pens are required and no usage of long sentences). 2- Demonstrating in open pairs (model if necessary) 3- Ss. sit facing each other in pairs and check their answers by speaking. 4- Teacher monitors for accuracy slips. 5- Open class feedback verbally. 6- Wrap-up.

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