Abdul shakoor Abdul shakoor

TP 5b (Reading )
B1 level


In this lesson, the students will learn about the people living in big cities and their attitudes towards foreign tourists. The students will read for gist and detail about 3 capital cities (New York, Paris and Rome).The students will talk about their own experience going to big cities.


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Main Aims

  • Ss will read a passage about different attitudes of people living in big cities. They will practice reading for gist/ main idea

Subsidiary Aims

  • Ss will speak about the attitudes of people living in big cities and how they treat the foreigners


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

T drops off his Metro Card on the floor (intentionally) T says "yesterday i forgot my way to home and dropped it somewhere and couldn't find it. I asked a Turkish boy to help me. and he showed me the way and punched his own card to let me ride the bus." T asks Ss "Did it or such thing happened to them or no? if yes how did people help them?"

Pre-Reading/Listening (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

T asks the Ss to work in pair and discuss "if there are any differences between people from the capital city and people from their town?" or if they live in the capital, between them and people from small towns and villages. T elicits the key words (rude, unfriendly, foreign, inhabitant) by asking the questions "how were the people in big cities friendly or ............" (unfriendly) " Were they polite or ............? "(rude) "what we call a person who comes from outside of the country?" (foreigner/ foreign tourist) and a person who lives in a place" (inhabitant)

While-Reading/Listening #1 (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

T chests the text (about Tim Moore and his experience with big cities) T asks Ss to read the text and see if they find the words (rude, unfriendly, foreign, inhabitant) written on board in the text. Ss read the text, find the words in the text and relate the text to the context (people think big cities are rude..........) T asks Ss to answer the 3 questions quickly 1) How many tests Tim did? ............................ (3) 2) What are these tests............................ (photo test, shopping test, accident test) 3) How many cities Tim visited?....................... (4) Ss answers the question Ss pair check WCFB (whole class feedback)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

T chests 3 different HOs about Rome (R), Paris (P) and New York (N) (Activity 2) T names the Ss A,B,C and gives them R, P, N texts T asks them to read the text individually and choose the most suitable answers Ss read the text about Rome, Paris and New York and choose the best answers T re groups the Ss having with same texts Ss checks the answers in pairs T asks the groups to answer "What happened to Tim in Paris, Rome and New York" T asks Ss "Is it a friendly city" Ss discuss these in groups Ss give their views/ opinions about Tim and which city is friendly.

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

T asks Ss to work in pair and discuss the questions "Do you live in a village, a town, or a city?" "Where is it?" "How are people there? (rude/ polite, friendly/ unfriendly, inhabitant/ foreigner) " "Did you help any foreign tourist? " Ss talk about their cities and the people. T thanks Ss for their participation

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