Kaouther Kaouther

Elementary level


In this lesson, students practice how to read for specific information in the context of homes. The lesson starts with showing some pictures of different interesting types of homes. They will do a matching exercise followed by pre-teaching some vocabulary related to houses. Students will afterwards comment on some homes pictures then read a text and answer questions. Finally, they will be asked for their opinion about the house in the text and give some comments on their ideal home.


Abc Cut sentences
Abc Answer keys
Abc Pre-teaching vocab pictures
Abc Hand-outs
Abc Pictures of homes
Abc Projector
Abc New Headway Elementary Student's book

Main Aims

  • To provide scan reading in the context of homes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking in the context of homes


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

Put pictures around the room and ask the Ss to walk around and think of what those pictures describe.

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Give the Ss a pile of two types of sentences: one for rooms and another for the activity we do in those rooms and ask them to match the rooms with what we do in them.

Clarification (3-4 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Show Ss different pictures of the TL and try to elicit the answers from them. The words to learn are: a record, round, bubble, a rug, a fireplace, flats, curtains.

Controlled Practice (20-25 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

First I will ask them about the different rooms in the pictures and try to elicit answers. I'll give them the text and the questions then ask them to read it. I'll show them how to fold the questions sheet and I'll demonstrate carefully how they should answer the first exercise. After making sure that they understood through ICQs, I'll let them work individually. I'll ask them to unfold the paper and look at the second task, I'll demonstrate carefully by asking a student then between 2 students then ask them to work in pairs. I'll provide feedback by focusing on the "False" answers by asking why they are false. I'll give them a second hand-out with the third task where we practice the "Is there a/Are there..." questions. I'll demonstrate by asking a student about Cyril's house then between 2 students then I'll ask them to work in pairs. I'll monitor closely to check if there are any mistakes.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

I'll ask them about what they think of Cyril's home, what they like about it and what they dislike about it. I need to demonstrate this carefully, so I have to first ask the question to one student then between 2 students then let them work in pairs and ask about each other's opinion regarding the house. Change pairs. Ask them to talk about their perfect house.

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