Ahlem Marrakchi Ahlem Marrakchi

Elementary level


In this lesson, students practice Reading for gist and specific information in the context of different types of jobs.


Abc Over-head projector
Abc Markers
Abc Pictures and sentences from new Headway Elementary students book
Abc Answer key handouts

Main Aims

  • To practice Reading for gist and details in the context of Jobs

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practice controlled speaking


Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • Engage ss and raise interest in the topic

Ss look at a picture on OHP and predict information related to the character in the text.

Pre-reading (5-7 minutes) • Pre-teach vocabulary

Ss look at pictures on OHP and try to guess the jobs represented. I will use CCQ to check understanding.

Reading 1 (4-5 minutes) • to practice reading for gist

I will give 3 sets of pictures and sentences to ss to match. Before they read the text, ss will look at the headline. I will demonstrate the first answers, ask them to read the whole text and match the rest in groups.

Reading 2 (5-10 minutes) • to practice reading for specific information

Questions will be displayed on the interactive board. I will demo the first two questions with the class then ask them to work in pairs. When they finish, ss check their answers together. An answer key is provided at the end.

Controlled Speaking Practice (10-15 minutes) • to practice questions related to daily routines and jobs.

I will demo questions and answers, then drill them before putting ss in open pairs.

Free-speaking practice (4-5 minutes) • To wrap-up/ to make students practice question forms

Students work in pairs and ask each other questions about their lives and/or the job they want to do.

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