Zaher Sakhtah Zaher Sakhtah

Reading and Speaking
intermediate level


Abc Power point presentation.
Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about The secret of your memory in the context of MEMORY

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of MEMORY


Warmer (5-8 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

SS will be asked to write down three annoying habits and another two good habits which their parents Liked/disliked about them when they were teenagers. Discuss in pairs the habits and check if they have similar ones. Exchange the papers with other groups and match the similar habits.

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-15 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- SS will take a look at some photos to understand what is the context about. -SS will gist read the question given to them, write down their answers. -In a PW the SS will discuss the question and check if they similar answers. -The second part of Pre-reading task will follow with SS asking each other 'do you think you -have a good memory?' and why? -SS will read some comments, then in PW they will check if they have same memories of the comments.

While-Reading (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

-SS will do quick reading in pairs for the text to match it with the comments, then checking their answers together, -SS will give the text another gist reading so they can check (T-F) statements. -They will discuss after that some interesting information they found in the text.

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

-SS will have reading tips related to the MEMORY context, then they will check each with forgetting (F) - Remembering (R) in relation to the tips. comparing their answers after that with each other. The most correct one is the winner.

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