Eman Hassan Eman Hassan

Family Weekend
Beginners level


In this lesson students read about how three different people spend their weekend in their countries


Abc complete the sentence
Abc cut- up paper + pictures
Abc Reading Text handout
Abc Pictures of three different cities

Main Aims

  • To provide gist reading practice using a text about family weekend in the context of three different countries

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some of the activities people may practice during their weekend


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set the general context of the reading task

The teacher asks the students what day today is and tomorrow to elicit that tomorrow is the weekend. The teacher tells the student I visit my parents at the weekend. Where do you go? The teacher tries to elicit some weekend activity

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible by pre-teaching some important words

Teacher will divide the students into pair. Each pair get a group of pictures and words. 3 minutes time is set for the student to match and say" Weekend" if they finish. Ss try to match the words with their pictures as a game to get them engaged. As the students are busy matching, the teacher monitors. Feedback on board.

While-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Teacher hands out the reading passage.Teacher gives the students 5 minutes to read. There are three paragraphs. In groups of three, students will read only one paragraph. Then they decide which country it describe where people spend their weekend. Teacher do Feedback

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

Teacher tells Ss to read again the text. This time the Ss read the paragraphs in order to complete the following exercise. The teacher set 10 minutes. In their groups, Ss check their answers. Then they go and check other groups. On Whiteboard the teacher write the number of expression and student write the answers.

Post-Reading (4-6 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Teacher gives students a handout to complete some sentences about their weekend Teacher monitor and see if there are any mistakes. Do delayed error correction

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