Michael Michael

intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn some vocabulary connected to the internet read an article related to the internet, and have the opportunity to discuss ideas related to the internet.


Abc Example 2b
Abc example 4
Abc example 3
Abc Example 2a
Abc Ex 1

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about internet in the context of social networking sites

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation, opinion expression in the context of internet
  • To provide practice and review of internet words in the context of internet and social media


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

Put the word internet on the board (_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _) and elicit the answer from students. I'm thinking of a word in my mind, this word is about something that was started in the 1960's by the US Military. It became public in 1991. It's something we all use mostly everyday. Give students questions 1-5 from exercise one and put them in 2 or 3 groups to discuss the questions.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Put the title of the article on the board give students a minute or half a minute to process the article. then post the questions from ex. 2a let students answer in groups of 2 or 3, then due whole class feed back.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Have students read the task and see if any of their ideas were correct. (ex. 2b) Take whole class feedback on this.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (12-14 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Have students read the article again individually and answer the questions for ex. 3 check in pairs, give answer key.

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

In pairs discuss questions in exercise 4. Have a few students give there opinion to the whole group.

Error Correction (3-5 minutes) • to correct students errors

make note of some errors that students made during the speaking exercises. Write them on the board, and elicit corrections from students.

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