nesma ahmed nesma ahmed

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students develop their reading and speaking skills and they also learn about some vocabularies related to "Adrenalin" based on a reading text from a blogger's web diary called "Mike". The lesson starts with a warm up through a discussion about the rush of Adrenalin. This is followed by skim reading where students read the first part of the text very quickly to get an idea about the whole text and answer the first exercise. There are two more different types of tasks afterwards: "Reading for Detail" in which students read the text more carefully and correct the factual mistake in some sentences. Finally there is some free practice; as a final discussion .


Abc • New inside out by Macmillan
Abc warm up video about skydiving

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about Adrenalin in the context of talking about doing a parachute jump and rush of adrenaline during anxious situation like this.

Subsidiary Aims

  • • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of skydiving or describing an exciting sport they have done before!


Warmer/Lead-in (2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I'll show them a short video 55 seconds to let them guess what the lesson is about and to guess the title ..if they struggled i will give them a hint by asking some general questions : what did you feel while watching ? what did you hear at the beginning? why his heart is pounding or breathing fast? what we call this feeling ? or process yes .... Adrenalin . then ask them when do they feel the same ?? or what make them anxious ?

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

from the warm up I'll open a discussion in pair work and ask them what has he done ? is it dangerous ? what he was doing ? doing a parachute jump so we call it ....... skydiving ? so have you done this kind of sport before ? then we have a reading passage about Mike's experience

While-Reading/Listening #1 (2-0 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Now , they know they are going to read about skydiving- mike's activity ,I'll try to challenge the students to guess more about the text by showing them some pictures related to the story and ask them to link the pictures together in order to guess what they are going to read about. Students share their ideas to the whole class. Now ask them to read the first part of the reading quickly and answer the first question. After that, ask them to check their answers with their partners. Then take whole class feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask students to look at the sentences in exercise 2. Students read the text carefully 'scan' and correct the factual mistake in sentences from A to H. Get students to check in pairs . Now do whole class feedback or show them the correct answers.

teaching new vocabulary (5 minutes) • to check understanding the meaning of the new vocabulary through the context of the text

make sure they don't have any difficult words and s the text is accessible so I'll teach the new words in this stage and because its not our main aim ; preparing a handout a matching definition exercise... let them check in pairs and then I'll check and explain further; as Pronunciation.and finally drill.if they need .

Post-Reading/Listening (5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

they have ex3 to talk about whether they want to do this activity or they have done .It's a free practice . then they may have a game to make them live low level of anxiety they will have a few seconds to do the activity so they will be excited and they revise the feeling of rush Adrenalin.

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