Hind nouni Hind nouni

families and children
beginner level


In this lesson, Ss learn about the alphabets through listening. Ss learn also about families and children by reading texts. The lesson begins with a listening part about the pronounciation and spelling of the letters of alphabets. this is followed by a reading part where Ss have to read and answer the questions.


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Main Aims

  • reading a text about families first for gist and then for detail

Subsidiary Aims

  • listening and pronouncing the letters of the alphabets.


lead in (3-5 minutes) • to set lesson context and engage students

T will introduce herself. speaking task: T will introduce the topic about alphabets. "our lesson is now about the letters of alphabets" (pointing the cards on the whiteboard). Reading task: T will introduce the topic about families' sizes. "now, we're done with the listning, so let's to some reading"

Pre-Listening / reading activity (10-12 minutes) • to activate Ss' existing knoweldge of the topic and to prepare them for the text and make it accessible.

pre-listening: Ss will play a game. T will hang up letters of alphabets on the board. T gives instructions : _stand up, face the board, and make 2 lines. (using gestures) _look at the cards on the board, I will say one letter out loud and the 2 first students will have to run and take it first. T will model it first. ICQs: how many letters i will say? one how many students should run and take it? the first two pre-reading/ pre-teach vocab: T will teach them new vocabulary about size ( small, big, and large) T will show them 3 pictures of families of different sizes. "what do you see in the pictures" "what is the difference between them?" T will explain the difference between the three words through the pictures.

Gist listening/redaing (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

Gist Listening: T gives HO T gives instructions _look at ex1 "what do you see? alphabets 1st listening " listen to the alphabets carefully" 2nd listening "now, you listen again and repeat" T shows a paper of alphabets and their sound transcription T reads letter by letter and ask students to repeat after her. " I read the letter, you repeat" T picks a random letter and ask a student to pronounce it. T will focus on the difficult letters that are different from their L1, e.g. V,W,Q,R,K,G,J Gist Reading: T gives HO T gives instructions _T points to the texts 1st redaing: "read the texts and try to understand the general idea" " you have 3 mins" 2nd reading: " read the texts again and tell your partner the idea of the texts" " you have 3 mins " ICQs: how many texts? 3 how much time? 3 mins T discusses the texts with the Ss and explains the new words.

detailed listening/ reading for specific information (14-16 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Detailed listening: T points to the ex2 "what do you see?" - different objects T gives instructions -you listen again and you spell the words under the picture" ICQs: -what do you have to do ? listen aaand ? spell the words Ss will check in pairs the answers T will ask them to spell the word on the board " what is the answer of picture 1?" "spell it on the board" Reading for specific info: T will chest the exercise 2. T will ask Ss to read again the texts and answer the questions. "read the three texts again and try to answer these 6 questions " " you have 5 mins " ICQs : which exercise? 2 how much time? 5 mins T will ask them to check in pairs. T will write the answers on the board.

post activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity for more practice and participation in the class

Ss play a spelling game T explains the rules " i will give you 7 words and one partner will have to ask the other this question 'how do you spell...? and the other partner will have to spell the word for him/her". T gives instructions - sit in pairs and start ICQs : how many words? 7 what is the question you will ask to your partner? how do you spell...?

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