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Stuff! Consumer Crazy-Reading and Speaking
Intermediate level


In this lesson Ss learn about some vocabulary through guided based on a reading text about the consuming. The lesson starts with discussion what we love most and what we hate. This is followed by text reading where Ss read and relate story about consuming. Finally there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation and free speaking activity.


Abc Gap fill handouts, Reading Text,Pictures

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson students will be able to talk about a life consuming and will have had ideas about some vocabulary.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, detailed, deduction and inference, have clarified the context. Learning how to use pronunciation some words. Being able to talk and share ideas.


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

T divides the board in 3 sections. 1. I really love shopping for ...... 2. I really hate shopping for ...... 3. I never go shopping for ..... T writes her own things to love and hate buying and want Ss. write their things on the board which they use in their daily routines. First Ss. decide and go to the board. T wants Ss talk about what they write.

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-6 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T makes the class into two groups and gives Ss 2 minutes to complete their sentences. When they are ready, Ss compare their answers with their partners. T shows some pictures and Ss make predictions about what the photos are about. Ss work in pair and discuss their ideas in group. If you could go out and buy anything today, what would it be? Do you ever buy things you don't need? T takes whole group feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-15 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T gives reading text to Ss. Student A reads text-1, Student B reads text-2 Ss read their texts and make notes to answer the questions. Ss share their answers from the text they read. Check answers with the class.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Give Ss a few mins. to read the other text quickly. Ss find the words in text and discuss the meaning of the words and phrases in pairs. Check the answers with class, giving further explanations / examples where necessary. T asks CCQs; Which word means without a home? _ homeless Which word means not having too many things to choose between? _ Lack of choice

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

T hangs some questions on the wall and put the Ss in group Ss walk around and read these questions which are related to the context. They choose one topic and share their ideas with all the class.

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