Yasmine Moussa Yasmine Moussa

Reading Skills - Vancouver,Canada.
Beginners 1 level


In this lesson, learners focus on receptive skills of reading.The context of the lesson is about the city of Vancouver, Canada.Students will be introduced to the usage of features through new vocabularies and adjectives.


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Main Aims

  • To provide gist , detailed and scan reading practice on the context bout Vancouver city in Canada .

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice on new vocabularies and adjectives .Also, to practice productive skills like writing and speaking.


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

-To set the context, I'll present the Canadian flag on the board and ask students to guess what is the text about. - Demonstrate some photos and try to elicit the meaning of students and familiarize with their background. -Try to find similarities between Vancouver and Istanbul as both of cities are coastal cities.

Pre-Reading/Listening (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

-Students will be divided into 2 groups through out the lesson. -To make sure we don't have blocked vocabularies, we will play a matching exercise (3 minutes). - HO 10 photos and 10 vocabularies with adjectives ex. sunny beach, high mountains. - Ask students in two groups to match them together. - Each group to check with their peers and then stuck their answers on the wall.The team to finish 1st will be the winner and have a point. - Teacher checks and gives FB.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- I'll Hand out the text and ask them individually to skim the text and try to choose a question with each paragraph : Where to stay? When to go? What to do? How to travel? Where to eat? -Then will ask them to group check and after that to write the correct question on the board.I will play the recorder for key answers.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (3-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

-Students will be handed a fill in the gap exercises using the adjectives in the text.They will have 5 minutes to choose and check with their peers : Fill in the gap: (Sunny - busy - winter- sunbathe -excellent - biggest- delicious- slow- fast) 1-Vancouver is a very……..city, it’s full of people. 2-It rains a lot in ……….., but it’s ………….. in summer. 3-There are …… old trolley and ……Sky Train. 4-Vancouver Chinatown is the ……in North America. 5-In the City, there are ………….. expensive hotels. 6-In spring, you can ……… on the beach in the afternoon. -Students will be asked to go on board and write down their answers.I'll use the Student-Student feedback this time.If a student got a wrong answer they will lose the point of the exercise.

While-Reading/Listening #3 (3-5 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- In 3 minutes, students will answer the below True or False statement individually and check it within their group : A-Vancouver is in the USA. B-The city is warm and sunny in summer. C-You can go skiing in the mountains in spring. D-There are excellent shops, opera and theatre in Yaletown. E-The Chinatown in Vancouver is the second biggest town in North America. F-All hotels in Vancouver are expensive. G-In Vancouver, they have a lot of old trolley buses and fast sky train. H-You can use the ferry to see the city. -Then check it in their group. -Each group will write their answers on the board and then I'll put the key answer at the end and the correct answers will take a point.

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-Students to practice productive skills, They will write down three sentences to describe their home cities or towns and hot it looks like in winter or summer. -Each student from group A will choose a student from group B and read their sentences and get to know more about each other. -I'll be closely monitoring the discussions.

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