Amy - TP: 8a travel and transport
Beginner level


In this lesson Ss will read a text about Jo - a woman who travelled from Bankok to the UK on a tuk-tuk. T will pre- teach some vocab and provide Ss with a gist, detailed and post reading activity.


Abc Video
Abc WB
Abc Gist questions
Abc CB

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading activity for the students in the context of transport and travel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with a chance to speak about the way they travel and use transpotation
  • To provide review and clarification of some new vocabulary within the contex of transport and travel


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

T shows the Ss a short video of different modes of transport and elicits the topic "travel and transport" from the Ss.

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

To assure that Ss know the meaning of transport related vocabulary T gives out Ex1. In pairs Ss read the sentences and make them true for themselves ( ie. I come to this course by metro). A quick WCFB, where Ss tell what some of the ways their partner travels. This is a reminder for the Ss that we use by to say how we travel.

Prediction task (4-6 minutes) • To encourage Ss to predict what the text is about and build interest, to give them a reason to read it

T shows the Ss the pictures ( a map of a journey and a picture of Jo in a tuk-tuk) and Ss predict what the think the text is about in pairs, groups or as a whole class (if needed) T Pre - teaches the word tuk tuk at this point. The predictions become the aim of the gist task that follows

While-Reading #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks so they get an overview of the text

Ss have a few minutes (2-3 since they are beginners) to skim read the text in order to understand the gist and find out if their predictions were true. Ss share their ideas in pairs once they have read. T asks some quick Qs as a WCFB for the gist activity.

While-Reading #2 (9-11 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, reading tasks.

T provides Ss with EX2. they work individually to answer the q's from the reading and check in pairs when they are done. T monitors the Ss. When all Ss are finished ask them to walk around the classroom and compare answers. WCFB

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and

T will put some possible Qs up on the board and Ss will have a chance to talk in pairs/ groups about the text, travel and preferred transportation.

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