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Mahmoud Elsayed,Reading and Speaking Lesson
elementary level


In this lesson, students will practice reading and speaking skills to talk about life stories.


Abc Match handout- Gap-fill handouts- Tick handout- Video clip- pictures
Abc cutting Edge Hand Book

Main Aims

  • To practice reading for specific information in the context of life stories

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide semis-controlled/less restricted speaking.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show ss some pictures of well-known networking sites

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-7 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

Demonstrate the questions in Ex 2 T-S, S-S open pairs then put the ss in closed pairs to ask each other

Before-Reading (12-13 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading tasks- Pre teaching vocabulary

Pre-teach some essential vocabulary Pre-teach the following words: insect /ɪn.sekt/ noun extraordinary /ɪkstrɔ.dɪn. ə r.i/ virtual /vɜ.tju.əl/ adjective state /steɪt/ noun COUNTRY Elicit the meaning through the pictures. Ask ss about insect, What's this? Can you tell me other insects?. Ask about virtual. What is this ?, Is it real ? Ask ss about the picture of Abu Simbel building, then elicit the meaning. Is it a special building? Is it ordinary? Ask ss about the places on the map..Elicit the meaning of state. What are these? Are they large? Without reading .I ask ss to look at Ex 3a and use the questions to ask each other

While-Reading/ (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

Ss read the text quickly to check if their ideas were the same or different. I ask in general, Did you find your ideas the same or different? Ex4 is reading for specific information. I demonstrate number 1 and number 5, then i ask ss to read quickly to complete the information about Bin Silbermann "individually and tell them that they don't have to understand everything ",after that I ask ss to come to the board to write the answers.

Post-Reading (10-12 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

I demonstrate Ex 5 quickly using some of my own Facebook page. I put ss in pairs and ask then to use the questions in Ex 5 to ask each other. Note: If I have enough time I will go back to Ex 1 and mime some of the phrases and ask ss which one they think is the first and which one is the second. i will give the phrases to the ss in separate pieces and ask them to order these events individually according to their own opinion, then i ask them to get up and walk around to see if their order is the same or different.

Lead in (3-5 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T asks ss "what kind of risks they you faced when they were children". T writes the word risks on the board and ask ss to elicit different kinds of risks.

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