Vladislav Sheynin Vladislav Sheynin

Living abroad, Scotland
B1 level


Abc Straightforward Pre Int

Main Aims

  • To practice receptive skills and help learners process written text

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide a speaking outlet so that the students know what living abroad is like and so they have an idea of what Scotland is like


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

Have the students get up and move around a bit to get them to relax. Introduce the topic of living abroad by reading off the powerpoint and have them take notes on, followed by comparing notes in pairs, and discuss the questions from the Powerpoint.

Pre-Reading/Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To encourage students to think about the context of the text and give them a reason to read the text, while unlocking some lexis on the topic

Teacher will set a context for the students by showing a picture of Scotland and eliciting information about what they know about Scotland.Students will think about and list what they know about Scotland. Individual brainstorming and compare notes in groups. Elicit information about what the students think will be in the reading based on the title.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Have the students skim through the reading so they can get the gist of it (two minutes). Look for key words and have the students choose the best summary for the assignment. Have them read the questions before moving onto the reading first. Discuss with partner why that was the best answer

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Have students work in pairs to read the article and put the sentences a-f in the gaps 1-6. Teacher will walk around and correct common mistakes while allowing the students to work out the answers for themselves. Write down answer key on the board and give correction of any problematic questions.

Post Reading/Speaking (10-12 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to personalize the topic and react to the text

Sort the students into groups divided into groups of 4 and discuss all four questions from the student book.

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