Sahar Sahar

The Truth About Air Travel
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss are supposed to read a text relating some facts about air travel. Ss will listen. They are going to listen to a listening underlying the lexical items which are included in the text, First they are going to skim the text in order to guess the gist. Then they will re-read the text and look for detail and specific information. Further they will produce the target language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about air travel facts in the context of travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of air travel and safety


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

T plays a video clip and asks Ss the following questions: have you ever listened to safety instructions of cabin crew? Is it necessary for passengers to listen to the safety instructions of the cabin crew? Why? T elicits some answers from the class.

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T will pre-teach the vocabulary items in the text which have been estimated to block accurate comprehension of the text. This will be achieved through picture-matching or definition-matching in pairs. Vocabulary to pre-teach: anonymous, co-writer, highjack, pre-inflate, baggage reclaim, Customs, smuggle, miracle, courtesy. T will provide the answer key. CCQ: is someone's name is anonymous, do we know his/her name? NO Do the Customs check your ticket or your luggage? Luggage. Why? to check if you have something illegal. If we inflate sth does it become bigger or smaller? Bigger. Do people smuggle legal or illegal goods? Illegal if something happens by miracle, is it something ordinary? NO If someone does an action out of courtesy, is it for profit or for free and kindness? free and kindness.

While-Reading #1 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

T asks Ss to read the text on the cover of the book without looking for difficult words. Then they will be asked to answer questions written on the cover. Ss check their answers with their partner afterwards.

While-Reading #2 (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

a) T puts Ss in pairs and gives each one of them a part of the text (MCBW) and asks them to read their part only and answer the following question to their partners M) is using a life jacket necessary? C) What is the task of COs? B) Why birds are a danger for flights? W) Are airline staff happy about passengers using WCH? Ss swap seats, then ask and answer the questions with the class. T monitors their activity and provided assistance if necessary. T monitors the activity and assists the learners if necessary.

While reading 3 • T provide students with reading for specific information and comprehention

a) T gives time to the Ss to read the statements in exe (2c) and underline any words they need to focus on. b) T asks Ss to read the whole article again carefully and decide if the statements are T/F (2c) c) Ss check their answers with a partner. d) T provides the answer key.

Post-Reading semi-controlled and freer speaking asks. (6-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

T instructs the SS to work in pairs. T gives students a set of questions a passenger might ask from a flight attendant. SS work in pairs, ask and answer the questions together T monitors the activity and notes down mistakes for further feedback session. T asks the students to change partners and role-model a conversation between a flight attendant and a passenger.

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