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The trap
A1,A2 level


This lesson is meant to give students the opportunity to develop their receptive and productive skills through a series of fun activities. The pupils get the chance to practice receptive and productive skills through a story telling activity. This lesson has got a number of cognitively challenging and linguistically stimulating activities at its core.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text about trap in the context of sea adventure

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of sea adventure


Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

• The pupils see images of a shell, a shark, and an octopus on the board. • The pupils will naturally try to come up with the names of the animals. I'll ask them to check their answers together. • I'll get them to come to the board and write the words below the pictures.

Pre-Reading/Listening (4-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

• I'll stick pictures that represent the story and ask them to guess what is going on in the pictures. • I allow them 1 minute to think and then ask them to share their ideas. But before getting them to read come up with ideas, I should create a purpose for them to do so. • I'll ask 'do we know what the story is?' and then will ask them to make speculations to see the purpose for this activity. • The pupils share their answers with the whole class.

While-/Listening (6-7 minutes) • To provide students with challenging gist listening task

• The pupils listen to the recording and choose the best correct answer. • There are cut-outs stuck on the wall next to each pair. The pupils stand up and choose the best one together. • They show their answers to other friends. • I get the feedback.

While-listening (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

• The pupils listen to a voice recording and try to put the pictures in order. • I will hide the last picture and just give them the text. • I will ask them to draw according to the text, which will be an octopus and a shell.

Post-Reading/Listening (6-8 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

• The pupils listen to the recording and then remember 2 sentences from the recording. • They write their answers in their miniaturised notebooks. • THen they share their ideas with their peers. • Next, I will ask some students to read out their sentences.

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