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Reading Lesson
Beginner level


In this lesson, Ss will listen and pronounce the letters of the alphabet, learn how to spell their surnames..., read a text about families first for gist and then for detail.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about Across cultures,Families and Childeren in the context of Family

Subsidiary Aims

  • Listening and pronouncing the letters of alphabet


Lead-in (8-10 minutes) • To check the learner's knowledge of letters.

T introduces herself and asks the Ss to help her write the dictation of her name.Have the Ss to stand in 2 lines by giving them clear instructions and ICQs e.g group 1 ,come and stand here in this line while she is helping them stand in a line, Are you coming ? are you standing in a line? then the second group.Ss will take the word cut up card stuck on the board or wall .T calls the spell of the words and the first student of each line should take the relevant card and keep the card and stand at the end of line (there is only one card for each word)the group with more cards is the winner .

Listening (3-5 minutes) • Listening and pronouncing the letters of alphabet.

Ss will listen to alphabet in exercise 1 (English unlimited ,Unit 2, page 20).and T will write some problematic alphabet on the board e.g. e ,i,h ,a ,c.and ask the Ss to repeat after her then WC then Group then individually.

Listening 2 (4-5 minutes) • spelling of words

Ss will listen to the spelling of 6 words in ex.2 and they will write the spelling under each picture.Checking in pair then WC.

Speaking (4-5 minutes) • Doing realistic spelling

T gets Ss doing realistic spelling by showing them the image of famous people and gets them tell the spelling of them.Ss in pair ask and answer questions then mingle around the classroom and practice asking and answering e.g what's your surname? How do you spell it? what is your email address ?

Prediction task (2-3 minutes) • Encouraging the students to predict the content of the text

T will show the images of two or three families with different size from different countries by asking some questions getting Ss guess the content of the text.

Reading for gist (2-3 minutes) • To encourage Ss to read for general underestanding

T will write a question on the board e.g What is the size of family in Japan?big or small /and ask the Ss to read the text and answer it .Check in pairs,WCF

Reading for detail (4-6 minutes) • Understanding the text in depth

Ss will read for detail .ex 2.PW,WCF

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