Arash Arash

Demonstration,Vocabulary and speaking
B1 level


in this lesson students learn some new vocabulary in the context of demonstration by using some visuals and reading some texts.they then answer some skim and intensive reading questions and finally practice free speaking about the topic.


Abc speaking questions
Abc sentence completion handout
Abc matching heading handout
Abc reading passage
Abc matching handout

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about demonstration

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency
  • To provide clarification of vocabulary related to demonstration


Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • introducing the topic of the lesson as well as warming up activity for reading exercise

the teacher shows the students a picture of demonstration and tries to elicit the word demonstration to set the context.after that students work in pairs and discuss and make a list of the different reasons why many people around the world go on demonstration for 2 minutes.After that their reasons are discussed as a whole class activity for 3 minutes

Pre-teach vocabulary (6-8 minutes) • to teach the new vocabulary before reading the text

students receive a list of vocabulary with their definitions in another column on the same pairs they try to match the words with their meaning for 2 minutes.After pairwork the teacher elicits the correct answer and gets feedback as a whole class activity and then asks the students to make sentences with the words.

Skim reading for gist (5-7 minutes) • to match the headings with paragraphs

The students are put in 5 groups of 4 or 5 and they look at a different text in each group.the teacher also gives them a list of headings that they should choose one from and match with the text they have read.after matching heading, they check their answers one more time as a whole class activity.

intensive reading (5-6 minutes) • to understand the text fully

the teacher gives the students another handout with some sentences on it. The students should read the text one more time but this time more carefully and choose the correct sentence that completes their paragraph.After matching the sentence with the paragraph the teacher gets feedback.

Post reading speaking (8-9 minutes) • to encourage students to produce relevant language

students of each group are put in pairs with the students of other groups and then they take their time retelling the story they read to their partners for nearly 5 minutes. After groupwork one students from each group tells the whole class the story they have read.

Freer spoken practice (6-7 minutes) • to develop students productive skills

at this stage the students are given a list of questions about demonstration and they discuss the questions in pairs for 2 minutes.Feedback is taken once pair is finished.

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