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Mehtap Çetin - Vancouver - the best city in the world
Beginner, Level A1,A2 level


In this lesson Ss will read a text about Vancouver which is excerpted from a webpage. There are adjectives and nouns which needs to be taught before the reading task. The lesson starts with the visuals on the WB. Ss look at the pictures and try to guess the place. Teacher tries to elicit 'Vancouver', and sticks the name of the city on the WB.Then T elicits the activities which are related to the city, Vancouver. Then the teacher gives a gist question for the reading. The T gives 3 minutes to skim the text and controls time with the music. When the music finishes Ss finish to read and try to answer the gist questions in pairs. Then T gives them 5 minutes to read again. T checks the answers together. They scan the text and try to match the paragraphs with the headings. After group discussion they check the answers with the teacher. In the end they are given a productive task to practice the TL they have learned in the lesson with their groups.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about describing the place where someone lives in the context of the city, Vancouver

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice and clarification of adjectives and nouns related to the topic in the context of the


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

T hangs out the visuals on the WB. Elicits the photos and asks them which city is that. Gives some time to discuss in pairs. Then puts the name on the WB. Ss see that the city is Vancouver.

Pre-Reading/Listening (8-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Pre-teach vocab T asks what they think about the city Brainstorms and writes the ideas on the WB by showing them on the pictures.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Hand out the text about Vancouver. REMIND : they don't have to understand every word written in the text. They will just look for the general idea of the text. Play an unbeat music for this part. Give 3 minutes to read it, then tell them turn the page back. Read the gist question and answer. PW - check. Then WC- check (S-S).

While-Reading/Listening #2 (13-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

1) Hand out the matching task. Ss will read the text again. REMIND : They will have enough time to read it. Play the slow music for this section. After Ss have read the text, they will match the headings with the paragraphs written in the text. After they finish, Change the seats using colours. PW check. WC check. S-S T writes the sentences on the board. 2) Hand out True/False task. Ss find the sentences to check if they are true or false. PW - check. WC check. S - S

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

T tells Ss to think about a beautiful city in Turkey. Think about it and write such a webpage about the city they have chosen individually. Use the vocabulary taught in the lesson. Regroup (use colours) the students and tell them to read what they have written in pairs.

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