Fatma Altınöz Fatma Altınöz

TP 1a
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students practice skimming and scanning sub-skills, and reading for detail in the context of an article about names. They also review some common collocations in the vocabulary study part within the reading exercise. The lesson also includes a freer speaking practice for students after the reading exercises.


Abc photocopied HOs (Inside Out Pre-Int SB Unit 6 p. 38)

Main Aims

  • To give sts practice skimming and scanning and reading for detail in the context of an article about names

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give sts freer speaking practice
  • To review some common collocations e.g. make decision


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set the context and motivate sts to read

T will show a picture of a baby through the projector, and ask them questions. "What name would you give this baby?", "What names do you like for a boy/girl?", "How did your parents choose your name?"

Pre-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To prepare sts for the text

T will write the names above the text in the book on the board, and ask if they know them all. If there are unknown ones, T will show the photos of them to introduce. Then, T will ask what those famous people have in common. Sts will discuss in pairs.

Gist Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide sts with less challenging gist list

T will give sts a HO of the reading text. Sts will check their predictions in the text and discuss them with their partner.

Detailed Reading (13-15 minutes) • To apply sub-skills, and read in more details

T will hands out a list of reasons for choosing a name. Sts will scan the text to find out whether they are mentioned in the text or not. They will check their answers with their partners. Sts will work in pairs. They will discuss more reasons for choosing a name.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To do the vocabulary exercise by scanning

T will give a HO of vocabulary exercise. Sts will find the words to complete the sentences through scanning the text. Then, they will check their answers with their partners.

Speaking (5-6 minutes) • To encourage sts to speak related to the topic

Sts will discuss if any of the sentences in vocabulary exercise are true for them with their partners. The ideas will be checked in the class together.

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