Ahmed Fathalla Ahmed Fathalla

In The Dragons' Den
B1 level


In this lesson, students will read a paragraph about The Dragons' Den and practice some speaking through presenting new inventions.


Abc Inventions hand outs
Abc A vocabulary chart
Abc A video on youtube about The Dragons' Den
Abc English File - Intermediate ST book , Pg 80 the reading paragraph
Abc English File - Intermediate ST book , Pg 80 ex.b

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about The Dragons' Den

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice through introducing new inventions


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To grab ss interest to the context

The teacher tells students that they are going to watch a video about a TV program and they need to guess what kind of TV programs it is.

Pre-reading vocabulary (3-5 minutes) • to get ss to learn some vocabulary so they are ready for the next stage to start reading the paragraph

The teacher will give students a hand out that has the key vocabulary for this paragraph asking them to match them with the correct meaning. (group work)

Gist Task (2-3 minutes) • to get ss to read the paragraph for gist and get the main idea of the text

the teacher asks ss to read the paragraph within 2 minutes and find answers for the following questions : Who are the dragons? What's the meaning of "Den" ?

reading for details (10-12 minutes) • to get ss to read the paragraph for more details

the teacher sets a task for students and they read the paragraph to find answers for this task that is ex.b page 80 and then check their answers in their groups and the whole class feedback after that.

post-reading (5-7 minutes) • to get students to discuss and share their opinions about the different products they can see

Teacher ask students to work in pairs and discuss their opinions and decide on one product to invest if they were a dragon in this TV program.

post-reading 2 (10-13 minutes) • To get students to work together in a group and get a chance to present a product in front of their classmates

The teacher regroup students by giving them different names of fruits and give them a handout , one for each group. There is a product on the hand out and students are to present it in front of their friends in the class. So they have to find many features of that invention they have and try to convince their classmates who are the dragons to invest this product.

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