Leysan Leysan

My life
Beginner level


This lesson sets a general context for all three lessons through a reading (receptive skills) lesson. This is a jigsaw reading where the class is devided into two groups to read different stories and then grouped to tell each about what they read, so it integrates some speaking.


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Main Aims

  • To provide Ss with practice in reading for gist and detail, and in deducing meaning from context through two texts about paranormal happenings.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give Ss practice in speaking for fluency.


Warmer/Lead-in (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Write the lesson topic on the board. "Do you believe in it"? Try to elicit the word "paranormal" by asking Ss what they think it is. If they have figured it out, put the pictures with paranormal happenings on the board and ask Ss to say what is on each picture. If they fail to come up with the word "paranormal", put the pictures with paranormal happenings on the board and ask Ss what kind of things are there on the pictures. Asking questions. Is it natural or unnatural? Is it normal or not normal? When the students say not normal ask them what the other word is for not normal.(giving hints like which letter it starts with). .

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-8 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Read the beginning of two true stories and tell what they might have in common. Discuss in groups and answer the question: "What these stories might have in common?" In case Ss are not familiar with construction "to have something in common" teacher will use ISQ -"Are these stories going to have something different or something similar".

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with easier and fast tasks, reading for a gist.

Read the whole stories quickly. Pay attention to the highlighted words. Try to guess the meaning of the words from context.

While-Reading/Listening#2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Read the text again. Fill in the gaps in the glossary matching the definitions with words highlighted in the text.

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

Ask Ss a question: "Have you ever experienced a paranormal happening? Let them share their experience speaking in group.

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