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Summarizing skills
Advanced level


in this lesson, student will learn about summarizing skills through a presentation and different tasks where they gradually will practice those skills.


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Main Aims

  • To provide a practice of summarizing skills using narrative texts.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading for narrative texts


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

- Teacher starts by asking students about the last book they read and also if the had any experience with summarizing. -Teacher projects a picture and ask students ti identify items in it. - Teacher asks students to state the most important elements in the picture and eliminate the unnecessary ones.

highlighting target language. (8-10 minutes) • To provide a a clarification of the summarizing skills.

- Teacher starts the presentation and highlights the skills. - Teacher goes over the slides and clarifies the procedures of summarizing. -Teacher checks understanding by asking CCQs ( yes / no questions)

preparing to write (10-15 minutes) • To provide a controlled practice for students and prepare the for the productive task.

Task : 1 -Teacher gives students handout (1) which includes cut ups of a story. - Teacher asks students to put the events of the stroy in the right order. - Teacher asks student to put away the unnecessary cut ups. - Teacher asks Students to go out of the class and check their answers in a competitive way. Task : 2 - Teacher asks students to take their writing books on page 138. - In Exercise 5, students are required to read a small paragraph and cross out the unnecessary details. - Teacher does a whole class feedback

Productive Task(s) (7-10 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice target productive skills

- Teacher regroups students and asks them to work in pairs. - Teacher asks pairs to choose a text in 130/131 and summarize it. - For feedback, students exchange drafts for peer feedback.

Feedback and Error Correction (4-5 minutes) • To provide feedback on students' production and use of language

- Teacher takes three drafts and puts them on the board. - Teacher compares papers, ana announces which one of them meets the standards.

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