Yasser Backdounsi Yasser Backdounsi

Reading lesson
Intermediate B1 level


In this lesson Ss will practice reading for gist and details in the context of wedding. also they will foucs on multi word verbs.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about marriage and divorce in the context of Wedding party

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice on phrasal verbs in the context of wedding party


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

1- Greet your students and tell them they are going to watch a short video. Ask them to listen carefully because your going to ask them some questions about it. 2- Get them to watch 1 minute of the video "lighting the candle of unity" 3- Ask them "what's our topic for today?" 4- Ask Ss general Questions about marriage traditions in their countries ( cost, who pays the wedding expenses ....etc) let them discuses this in pairs.

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

1- Give students the pre-reading HO. 2- Let them match the word with the pictures then with the antonyms. 3- Ask CCQs to check understanding. 4- Quickly clarify any problematic word.

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

1- divide the text into 4 paragraphs and design a clear headline for each one. 2- Split the class into 2 groups. 3- Hand out the paragraphs to the groups. 3- Get the headlines written on a Hawaii Skirt. 4- Stick the headlines on the WB and each group sends one representative to pick on a headline and come pack to his friends. 5- Together they must attach each paragraph to its headline. the team finishes first wins. 6- Deliver HO2 and ask students to skim the text and answer the question individually. have them to check their answers in pairs then hand out AK.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (10-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed task.

1- Give Ss HO3. 2- Let them figure out individually first what dose the articale say about the numbers. 3- Let them check in pairs. 4- give w/c feedback.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1 Deliver HO4 2- Ask students to write on a pieces of paper all the bold phrasal verbs. 3- let them match the verbs to the definition. 4- give them a brief idea about multi word verbs.

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