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Veronika Oztortop TP1 Receptive Skills (Reading)
Elementary level


In this lesson the students will follow up the previous lesson about numbers by further developing on related vocabulary. They will practice their receptive skills reading a text about the power of numbers and answering questions to it. Moreover, they will work in groups and pairs to check their answers. Finally, they will be given a task to discuss their own lucky/unlucky numbers.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about the power of numbers

Subsidiary Aims

  • To review and practice more number-related vocabulary.


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

Ask Ss to put numbers in the correct order. Give them the cards with numbers. Write numbers 11-20 on the WB vertically. Ask an early finisher to come up and write the numbers. Check the spelling with different Ss. eleven twelve thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen seventeen eighteen nineteen twenty

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

Write 20, 30, 40, 50 on the WB and elicit the pronunciation from the Ss. Read the numbers out and have the Ss write them down on a piece of paper. twenty-one thirteen thirty fourteen forty-six fifty-five sixty-nine seventy-seven eighty ninety-three The Ss check in pairs. WCF (one by one on the WB).

Pre-Reading(3 minutes) (3-4 minutes) • To prepare students for the text pre-teaching vocablary

Pre-teach vocabulary (lucky, unlucky, sequence, common) using pictures, ICQs and gestures.

While-Reading (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Write the numbers from the reading (8,3,13) on the WB and ask Ss to guess what significance the numbers might have. Ss discuss it in pairs. Ss read the text and check their predicitions in 2-3 minutes.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ask Ss to read the text again and underline the examples: -of a common number in religion -of a lucky number -of an unlucky number -of a number in a sequence. Write the task on the WB.

Post-Reading (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

Ask the Ss to hold a questionnaire and find out in class: Are there special numbers in your culture? What are they? Do you have your lucky/ unlucky nmber? What is it? Give them the prepared cards. Monitor unobtrusively. Collect some errors with the “be verb” and do delayed error correction on the WB after the task.

If-time activity (3-5 minutes) • To practise the vocabulary from the lesson when giving clues

Play 'Bingo'. Explain the Ss the rules of the game (they should cross the numbers that are pronounced). The first person to get all of a row horizontally, vertically or diagonally yells out Bingo!!!! :)

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