Gaziza Anarova Gaziza Anarova

City life
B1 level


In this lesson Ss will learn more about urbanisation through guided discovery by reading the text about p. B. Rhode's predictions. Ss will read the text for gist and details, then they will discuss the text and new vocabulary. After that, students will fill in the crossword in teams. Finally, students will discuss urban problems in small groups.


Abc Ex.7
Abc Ex. 4,5,6
Abc Ex. 2 and 3
Abc Ex. 1

Main Aims

  • Reading for gist and details

Subsidiary Aims

  • Vocabulary. Speaking


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T writes 'urban' on WB and asks Ss what it means. After they come up with ideas, T writes 'urbanisation' to ask the same. Then Ss will be given pictures of Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai, one taken in 1991, another in 2005. T will ask Ss: What changes can you see on this pictures?

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Ss will do ex 2 on p.58 as a pre-reading task. T will ask them to read a question first and try to answer it reading only the introduction in pairs. Then T writes some of the confusing words on WB to elicit their meanings.

While-Reading #1 (3-4 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Ss will read the text to get the general idea and match with the given short summaries in ex.3; T sets time limit of 1 min and 1 min to discuss them with a partner. T will encourage them to come up with correct answers by asking additional questions about particular lines in the text.

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

Ss will do a detailed reading and discuss their answers with a partner. During the feedback T will present some more new words and elicit their meanings with Ss. Then T will write Good changes and Bad changes on the WB and divide them into four big groups to come and write ideas.

Post-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ss will fill in the new vocabulary on ex. 6 (p.59), after which the T will write some of the words on WB to discuss their meanings with WC. Then T divides Ss into small groups and gives one general question for everyone and one specific for each group and asks them to write down ideas together. T then asks and concludes the lesson by giving definitions of new vocabulary to quickly check if they memorized them.

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