Nisaa Mustafa Nisaa Mustafa

Teaching Practice 8
A1 level


Abc Exercise 4
Abc Exercise 3
Abc Exercise 2

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice in the context of Life Events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide speaking for accuracy in the context of Life Events
  • To provide listening for specific information in the context of Life Events


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

- The lesson starts by showing picture of 4 life events: graduating from college, getting married, having first baby, child's first day to school - Try to elicit, 'What comes to your mind when you see these pictures?' - Tell the Ss that these are some of the big events in life to which people can relate. - Tell them we will read about Life Events today

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Two aspects will be covered in this stage, 1) Pre-teach difficult vocabulary to the students - There are 3 texts that the students will read in jigsaw reading. - Two words from each text are chosen to be pre-taught. - The words are: Prague, Munich, Edinburgh, journalist, architect, village. - Show visuals of the words - Try to elicit one by one - Drill the words (Make sure not to drill from the board) 2) Prepare the students for the text and make it accessible - Show pictures of the three people, Milena, Georg, Archie - Tell students they will listen to an audio clip about these people - Show the questions to the students and read them to the class - Distribute the HO - Get students' attention before playing the clip - Play the audio clip - If there is a need to repeat then play once again - Quickly do WCFB and write answers on the board

While-Reading #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading task

- Put the Ss into three groups; A B C - Let them settle first - Write three sentences in jumbled order on the board about my past, present and future. - Ask the Ss to identify the correct sentence for each time period - Tell the Ss they will be given one text to read about one person - They will have 2-3 minutes to read - They will write one thing about the person's past, present and future (individually) - Give Ss time to compare answers in group - Monitor and help as necessary

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading task

- Ask Ss to flip their HO - Give them time to read the questions - Tell them they will read once again (4-5 mins) and look for answers for these questions - Once they are done reading, they answer questions together in group - Monitor and help as necessary - Regroup the Ss, make sure there is an A B C Ss in each group - Students compare and exchange information about their person in their new group - Monitor and guide - Encourage speaking rather than showing answers - Monitor and help as necessary

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

- Ss remain seated in their groups - Distribute small HO - Using the expressions in the box, Ss write sentences about themselves - Write two personal examples on the board - Once done, ask Ss to speak and share what they wrote in their groups - P.S if there is not much time left, skip the writing part, put the questions on the board, write two examples and ask the Ss to talk about themselves in their groups.

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