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Reading about a fisherman
Elementary level


The lesson is about a fisherman that has caught a tuna fish and an american business man that is on his holiday is impressed by the fish. The lesson is about the meaning of life and things that are connected with it. The students will practice reading in context and they speak about talented people.


Abc Colored papers
Abc True false questions
Abc Some pictures to show them the successful people
Abc A reading with gaps
Abc A short reading an introduction to the story of fisherman.
Abc Listening track of SB.

Main Aims

  • To practice reading in the context

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking about talented people in own countries.


Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students so they have a general idea of a lesson.

I show them pictures of fisherman and a businessman that is on holiday so they know what the lesson is about I try to elicit what a fisherman is by showing the fishing gestures and I do my best to show a businessman.

Pre-Reading (10-12 minutes) • Brainstorming and giving Ss some general idea about the whole lesson;pre-teaching some vocabs.

I brain storm about what are they talking about (the fisherman and the businessman) -I ask them to form groups and discuss what are they telling each other. I pre-teach words that are needed for understanding the reading. -I use a matching activity for them to learn some key words. -They will do that as a PW

While-Listening #1 (8-12 minutes) • To ask a few gist question and give them some time to get the general idea of the whole listening.

I ask 8 true and false questions (exercise 3 of the SB) I try to group them depending on the present students of my class. I give each group 2 or 3 Qs. I ask them to do it in groups for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes I ask each group the questions and want them to give me the T or F answer(I also ask why they have given this answer).

While-Listening #2 (10-12 minutes) • To complete the whole reading and put words in their correct places.

I give them the whole reading text ask them to read it individually so they can see the gaps and understand what they should look for , after this I play the tape again and want them to check their answers The reading time is 4 minutes . And they have 3 minutes to check their answers. ICQs; Do you talk to your friends?NO How much time for reading?4 minutes How much time for checking with a partner?3 minutes

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To give them some time to talk about bussinessman and fisher man and tell each other what happened in the reading.

I put some colored papers (yellow and red for example) on the desk I ask them to come and each take one. Yellows will discuss fisherman and Reds will discuss the businessman and then I ask them to find a partner and they will tell each other about the fisherman and businessman.

Sub-aim activity (4-7 minutes) • To talk about talented people in own countries.

I stick some pictures of famous and successful Turkish people and worldwide successful people and ask them if they are successful or not?(They are) I also ask them to talk in groups of 3 about successful people in their country.

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