Reading Lesson about decisions
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn new vocabulary about decisions through reading a text about people who made an important decision in their life. The lesson will start sharing their experiences about their big decision that they have made. This will be followed by a reading text. A new vocabulary about the decision will be taught. Finally, there is controlled practice through small extracts from a web forum and it will be followed by a freer practice via discussion.


Abc vocabulary handout
Abc Headlines of text
Abc Reading Handout

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, the students will be able to use collocations about decisions in the context of an article about decisions.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of collocations in the context of decisions


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students in the topic of making decisions.

At first, T show a picture to elicit to word decision. The teacher asks Ss to talk about an important decision that they have made in their life. Ss is going to make a small list in 1 minute individually and they are going to discuss briefly, their list of examples in pairs. ICQs: At first, are you going to work individually? (yes) What are you going to do? (write about decisions) Are you going to share your list? (Yes)

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and its content with the help of visuals and headlines of the text.

T shows some pictures and the titles of the text without giving the text and make them do some predictions about these topics in 2 minutes. Students will discuss it in pairs and share their answers with the teacher. Are you going to write something ?(no) Are you going to talk? (Yes) How many minutes do you have? (2)

While-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks decisions.

This time T gives them the article and wants them to read in 5 minutes to see how accurate of their predictions. Ss are going to read it individually and they are going to discuss in pairs. This activity was given to make them do gist reading. Are you going to write something? (No) Are you going to read it in five minutes? (Yes) Ss are going to read the article one more time. This time teacher wants them to identify all people in the article. After eliciting the answers, t gives them the correct and full answers.

Post-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned about the decisions.

In this activity, students are going to discuss the articles about decisions and they are going to choose the hardest decision and they are also going to state why.

Vocabulary - (Follow up activity ) (5-6 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks and practise this language of collocations about vocabulary.

T draws a few word clouds on the board and wants them to find the answers for the blank places. They are supposed to find the answers without looking at the text. After that t gives them small cut-outs about these words and wants them to do matching exercises about it.

Controlled Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide a practise useful language of collocations about decisions.

T gives small cut-outs about an extract from a web forum. T asks students to fill in the blanks with the verbs which were studied a few minutes ago and they have 2 minutes to read and fill. T ask ICQs: Are you going to talk? (No) How many minutes do you have? (2 minutes)

Freer Practise (3-5 minutes) • To provide an environment to speak about what they have learnt in the lesson.

T asks students to discuss the situations and the texts.

Web site designed by: Nikue