Kestutis Kestutis

YL TP4 Reading
A1 level


In this lesson students will practice their reading skills by reading a text about the energy we get from food and the food chain. Firstly Ss will listen and read pictured text for gist. After that Ss will read it in detail, answer comprehension questions and draw food chains.


Abc Animals' cards
Abc Audio
Abc HO 1
Abc Teacher's pictures
Abc Small pictures with words
Abc Blank papers

Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading in the context of animals' food chains

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide some new lexis, to check and imrove their comunication/social skills throughout GW and PW activities


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

T sticks 6 pictures on the wall (one by one), asks Ss what they see in each of it (what do snails eat? Did I like it?Who could eat me? etc.). T asks why do we eat food? Ss share their opinions T tells the Ss that we need energy, that's why we eat every day. Energy! no energy.... Energy! no energy... (T acts, shows how do we feel when we are either full or hungry)

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

Before the lesson T sticks 8 little pictures around the classroom. T hands out folded papers, reads the text, Ss follow the text for a gist. Ss read the text for details, work in pairs, try to unscramble the text. Everybody stands up, finds the meanings from the stuck pictures, unscrambles the text. WC read the text, answer comprehension questions: Why do we need energy? From where do we get energy? How do we feel if we don't get energy? How do animals get energy? What do they eat? Do all animals eat the same or different food?

While-Reading/Listening #2 (6-8 minutes) • A food chain's clarification

T plays the audio, asks Ss: Where are we, where is this place, what can you hear? Which animals live in there, what do they eat? Let's unfold our papers and find it out! T reads the text, draws on the WB the chain, asks Ss what do animals eat. Ss analyze grass-rabbit- fox's chain, individually make other two chains, PW control, WC feedback.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • Animals names' revision, drawing food chains, guessing each other's food chains

T divides Ss into 2 groups (by choosing cards, one group- carnivores, another- herbivores) Ss stick the cards on the WB, T says the name or makes the sound/imitates the animal, Ss try to grab the appropriate card as quick as they can. After the animals' revision Ss sit down in pairs back to each other, T hands out blank papers, Ss draw their food chains with at least 4 animals. After finishing drawing chains, Ss turn around, one S imitates his/her food chain, the other S has to identify it correctly. SS change pairs, do the same. Ss share with the WC the most interesting food chain.

Extra activity (3-5 minutes) • Practice animals' names

Memory game, finding the same card, T divides Ss into 3 groups, Ss play the game, each time they open the card, Ss have to say the animal's name loudly and if they find a pair- have to say what that animal eats as well.

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