Nazia Nazia

Brits at home ... and abroad
Elementary level


In this lesson, students practice receptive skill ‘reading’ through a reading text about different life style in different places. The lesson starts with prediction about places. This is followed by reading the articles and checking the validity of predictions. Then there is some controlled practice through matching statements with the in the articles followed by another activity of relating the facts of articles to their lives and finally a free practice via a productive activity ‘speaking’ conversation about each other’s places in context with the text in the articles.


Abc HO
Abc HO to match the information
Abc Reading text
Abc Flash Cards

Main Aims

  • To provide reading practice using a text about Brits at home and abroad in the context of Different people living in different countries and sharing the common facts about their particular surroundings.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in context of the place students live and and some common factors about life in that particular area in context with the text in the articles.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1- I will display the photo from the article on the board and let the students guess what they can see or understand. 2- I will avoid echoing and quietly keep writing the elicited information on the board under the particular photo. 3- I will repeat the same procedure for second and third photo by displaying them with a reasonable distance on the board.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

1- After gathering enough guessed information from the students, I will tell the students, "lets check your answers "FB". 5- I will give articles to the students, in the manner I displayed photos on the board. For instance, I will give them one photo and wait for a short wile to let them work with it, then the second and third.

While-Reading #1 • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

1- I will chest out the activity in front of the students. 2- I will explain them with finger pointing the text, "read this and match with the places in the articles." 3- I will tell them lets do the first example together. 4- Then I will tell to work in pairs. 5- Before giving out the HO, I will do ICQs. For example; 1-what are we doing / are we speaking? 2- Are we working alone? 6- I will sit down and observe students quietly and let them take there time as it will be a detailed reading. 7- I will notice students' face expressions and if I notice any students struggling then I will help him/her. 8- After students finish the activity, I will ask them to find the answer key under the table to match their answers. FB

While-Reading # 2 • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

I will tell the students; 1- read the articles again. 2- underline two things that are the same where I live. 3- I will give demonstrate the example in front of them "food is very important in Pakistan." "School start at 8:00 am and finis at 2:30 pm." Afterwords, I will ask the students to circle two things that are difficult. Again I will demonstrate the example in from them. "Sunday is a school day." "Shops close at 5:30 pm."

Post-Reading • To use the context for productive skill 'speaking'

1- I will show the HO to the students and explain that "right about your town. 2- I will give the HO. 3- I will give 1-2 minutes to prepare their notes. 4- I will switch the pairs and tell them to share about their town.

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