Tatsiana Tatsiana

Immigration to and emigration from Scotland. Living abroad
Pre-intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn about Scotland and their immigrant/emigrants by reading the text "Scotland: The people". They will practise reading for specific information in contexts of immigration to and emigration from Scotland and Turkish immigrants in Germany. Students will practise their speaking skills in context of living abroad.


Main Aims

  • To provide reading for specific information in contexts of Scotland and its people and Turkish immigrants in Germany

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about immigrants and emigrants in the context of Scotland and its people
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a discussion in the context of living abroad


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Ask Ss to answer the questions. Do you like living in Turkey? Would you think of going abroad to live and work? Pre-teach the word abroad. Ss answer the questions as the whole class.

Pre-Reading 2 (8-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ask Ss to match the words, that are going to be in the text, with their definitions. Ss do Ex. 2 (Scotland: The people). Peer-check - in pairs. Monitor - help if needed FB - answer keys on the board Clarify the MFPA of some essential words; elicit the words.

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Reading for gist: Ask students to read the text and give a time limit of 2 minutes. Ask them to answer the question: Is Scotland a multicultural country? Explain the word multicultural. Ss read the text and check the answer as the whole class. Reading for specific information: Ask Ss to do Ex. 3 (Scotland: Its people). Do a demonstration after giving instructions. Help to identify what the 'key' words are. Peer-check - new pairs. W/C FB Get one pair to read out their answers. Ask the rest of the class to see if they have the same. Write the correct answers on the board.

Post-Reading (9-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to expand on what they've learned

Arrange Ss in groups of 3. Give a time limit of 5 minutes. Ask them to discuss the 4 questions in Ex. 1 (Speaking activity). Ss in groups of 3 have a discussion. Monitor and note down good language and mistakes. FB - ask particularly about the things that the Turkish people miss when they are abroad. Put some good language and mistakes on the board. Encourage Ss to correct the mistakes. Ss correct the mistakes. Get Ss to share their answers on the first 3 questions as the whole class. Tell them that the next activity will give more precise answers to the questions. Get Ss to look through the cultural note. Ask if they find the information they learnt about their country emigrants useful and interesting. Ss share their thoughts. Thank for the participation.

Pre-Reading (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible;

Give the examples of things that are well-known about Scotland. Ask Ss to add more things. Arrange them in pairs. Give a time limit of 1 minute. Ss put down the words. They work in pairs. W/C FB - ask Ss to write the words on the board. Show more things and people that are popular in Scotland. Elicit what these things are.

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