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Reading lesson
Elementary level


In this lesson Ss will be introduced to the topic of high-speed trains through pictures and sounds as a lead-in .Then they will Skim and scan for the gist and details, and as a post reading activity the Ss will discuss the different means of transportation they find most suitable .


Abc comprehension questions
Abc True false activity
Abc reading passage
Abc matching activity

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and specific information reading practice using a text about high-speed trains .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking in the context of means of transportation .


Lead in (5-6 minutes) • To activate Ss' existing knowledge of the topic

-The T plays an audio of sounds of cars,ships,planes,motorbikes ,old trains and high speed trains . -T shows pictures of those means of transportation and give them 3 questions to discuss in pairs in 3 min .

Prediction task (1-2 minutes) • To encourage students to predict the content of the text .

-T asks the Ss to predict the content of the text . "What do you think we're going to read about ?"

Pre-teach vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To unblock lexis needed to help the Ss to understand the text .

-the T teaches the blockers(convenient, safe, comfortable, network) by using pictures and body gestures to try to elicit from the students -T drills the words and focuses on the word stress and spelling -T gives feedback and drills the words. -T uses CCQs to test their comprehension. (check LA for CCQs)

Reading for gist (3-4 minutes) • To encourage Ss to read for gist to have a general understanding of the text .

- T gives the reading passage and asks the Ss to think of an appropriate title for the text . (Ss wil be given 1 min ) - The whole class need to agree on one title . ( they will be given 2 min)

Reading for specific details (3-5 minutes) • To practice scanning to familiarise Ss with the text .

-Ss work individually to scan the text to answer T/F activity . - Ss work in pairs to check their answers . - T gives the answer key .

Reading for details (5-7 minutes) • To practice reading for detailed comprehension .

-Ss work individually to answer 4 comprehension questions to understand the text in more depth . -They will check their answers in pairs . -T gives the answer key - Each group race to order the trains ,that they have seen in the text, from the fastest to the slowest on the board . -Each group checks each others' answers . -The T corrects the mistakes if there are any .

Reading for inference (4-5 minutes) • To practice reading for inferred meanings at word level .

- Each group will be given a hseet of paper with two definitions .They need to find the words from the text thatn go with the right definitions - Some Member of each group swap places to exchange answers . -Teacher gives the answer key

Speaking task (10-11 minutes) • To develop oral fluency on the topic of transportation .

- Each group is given a mean of transportation( the metrobus and cars) . -Ss need to think of 4 advantages about travelling by train/plane ( 5 min) -Each group need to convince one another that airplane/train is better than the other . (5min) -T goes around to make sure Ss are on task and to take notes of the errors . -Delayed error correction

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