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Mary Tp 5
Upper Intermediate, B2 level


In this lesson the students will learn about power and money based on a reading text about masters of the universe. The teacher will project on the WB a picture related to the topic of the reading text.The students will then be introduced to the text, first the gist reading then detailed reading followed by vocabulary and an exercise where they will review adverb phrases.The lesson ends with a discussion about what they learnt in the reading tasks.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about power in the context of Walstreet bankers in 1980's

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of speaking in the context of conversations about power and money


lead-in (2-5 minutes) • to engage the students interest in the topic of the lesson

T will project on the WB a picture of men in suits holding money T gives the students a copy of the picture Ss in pairs will have a quick brainstorm about things they associate the picture with and build a mind map Randomly the Ss fill in what they have come up with in the paired group on WB. Each required to write something different from what the others have written on the WB

Prediction task (2-4 minutes) • To encourage the students to think about the meaning of the text

T writes on the WB the words master and universe for the Ss to brainstorm Ss check in with their peers then randomly they give the definition of the words Tt asks the students the meaning of the word "Masters of the Universe"

reading for gist (3-5 minutes) • for students to get an overview of the text

T gives the instructions read the text quickly then answer the following question T projects on the WB What are masters of the Universe? DO you think the man is happy? Why or why not? T gives out HO with the text for Ss to read FB check in pairs, whole class (with justification) Ss check in pairs

reading for details (8-12 minutes) • to practice reading for detailed comprehension of the text

T gives the Ss the true or false questions S Ss reread the text In Groups of three the Ss check their answers Tt projects on WB the Questions One Ss from each groups puts oin the Wb the answers Wc checks if the answers are right

Vocabulary (6-10 minutes) • To activate Ss' imaginations by eliciting the vocabulary and get them to practice using the new words

T elicits the meaning of the words from the students including pronunciation drills T introduces the students to adverb phrases on exe1 In groups of 3 the students choose the correct option to complete text adapted trom the reading exercise T monitors the students to check if they are getting the exercise right for error correction the students do peer checking T projects the right answers on the WB

post reading task (5-9 minutes) • To allow the ss react to the text and express their opinion on the subject

T divides the class into 3 groups One Ss from each group comes to the front and picks a paper with a question In their respective groups the Ss discuss and come to a conclusion Each group nominates one student to give their opinion on the topic WC agrees or disagrees

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