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Reading Lesson
Preintermediate level


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist, specific information and detail, and to practice deducing meaning through the context of choosing a blind date

Subsidiary Aims

  • To consolidate and give practice in vocabulary to describe appearance and personality. To provide fluency speaking practice


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

T will draw a cup of coffee on the board and ask Ss to think on what occasions people usually drink coffee; discuss in pairs ; T will elicit some guesses

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

T will have Ss looking at the lesson title, and predicting what they will read. Q: Who do you think knows you better, your family or your best friend? Why? T will pre-teach vocabulary words: a date, experiment; Ss will find these words later in the text.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T will give Ss a reading for a gist (understanding) task: to check ideas from the pre-reading stage; 2b) questions "What is the idea of the experiment? Who is Charlotte? Who are Alice and Katie? What do Alice and Katie have to do? Then what happens?

While-Reading/Listening #2 (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T will give Ss "True or False" statements so students can read for specific info on detail before reading the text. Statement examples " 1.Charlotte loves going to cinema./2. Charlotte has a good sense of humour.\ 3. Charlotte lives in London./ 4. Charlotte prefers men who are shorter then her./ 5. Alice knows Charlotte better than Katie./ While-Reading #3 T will prepare some simple definitions for Ss to match the highlighted vocabulary with: sociable, get on well, sense of humor; T will check meaning in FB

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

T will give Ss questions so they will respond to the text;

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