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TP 4 Reading, New Year's Day
Elementary, A1+ level


In this lesson students will read the text "When is New year's day" and make the tasks related to the topic. It is followed by Grammar 'Negative sentences in Present Simple'. If time: Semi-controlled speaking activity to practise grammar.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and detailed reading practice using a text When is New Year's Day in the context of different calendars

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Present simple (negative sentences) in the context of different calendars


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

I will divide students into 2 teams. Their task is to find 3 pictures in the class and guess what we're going to talk about. When they say New Year I will ask: when do we celebrate the New Year? I also show them the pic of calendar and try to elicit the word itself (if they know it, of course).

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

Pre-teaching vocabulary Ss need from the reading text. I will give them some cards and words and ask them to match them. Words: Western countries, South Asia, Latin American countries, Islamic countries, sun, moon, begin, calendar. Work in pairs. WCFb show them pictures, they say correct answers.

Skim-Reading #1 (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks

Give Ss text face down and tell them they will have only 1 minute to find the answers. Give them a clear start/stop signal. Pair check. Answers on the board. Instructions: Find what countries are in the text. ICQs: 1.Do you read or listen? 2.What do you find? Ss have to tick the parts of the world the text mentions. Western countries! Latin American countries South Asia! Islamic countries!

While-Reading task. (8-9 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading task

Reading for detail: Ex.2.p.24. Read the text and write which calender...ICQ: Will you write the answers? 1.has 12 months? 2.follows sun and moon? Indian 3.follows the moon? Islamic 4.follows the sun? Gregorian 5.begins in Oct and Nov? Indian 6.begins in Jan? Gregorian. Pair checking. The answers are on the wall or under chairs.

Highlighting and Clarification (5-8 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language an clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

While Ss were doing Reading task I will write 2 positive sentences and 2 negative sentences with the blanks. I'll try to elicit auxiliary verb don't doesn't. The Islamic calendar uses the moon. + The Islamic calendar _____use the sun.- It_______begin on 1 January.- Pay their attention that there is no -s ending at the end of the main verb. The Indian_______begin in January.- We _____use the Indian calendar.- I _____use calendars.-

Controlled Practice (5-8 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Do adapted ex.1 p.25. Ss choose the correct option in each sentence. Check in pairs. DON'T forget to elicit why do we use 'don't' in the 3d sentence. Do ex.3 p.25. It is a preparation for semi-controlled speaking practice (If time).Ss complete the sentences so they are true for them. Give students an example: I don't go on holiday in December.

Semi-controlled speaking practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice in the next lessons

If time: Ex.3 p.25. Ss share their sentences with each other and see if they have anything in common.WCFB who has anything in common? If time: Error correction on the board.

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