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beginners level


This lesson follows on from talking about places where students have visited. In this lesson we will focus on places we have stayed in and introduce the word 'hostel'. It is based on a reading lesson plan; where students will work on their receptive skill development by reading for the gist and detailed information through reading texts about hostels. Finally they will be focused on their productive skill development by speaking for accuracy and fluency.


Abc Dvd video about hostel in cairo

Main Aims

  • To provide scan and detailed reading practice using a text about features of a hostel in the context of staying in a hostel

Subsidiary Aims

  • To learn new vocabulary in the context of hostels and To practice speaking for accuracy and fluency through designing their own hostel.


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

1/-T will ask the Ss if they like to travel -Q: Where do you stay or sleep during your travels / holidays? -Q: do you prefer to stay in hotel or in an apartment or in a hostel? 2/-T will show a projection of dormitories and hostels and will ask (What do you think these are? (Dormitories / hostels) -Q: Do you know the word hostel? (It’s a cheap hotel usually for young travelers) -Q: Is it expensive? (No) -Q: Is it for old travelers? (No) -Q: Is it for families? (No) -Q: have you ever stayed in a hostel before? How was it? 3/-T will Show the pictures of "Lighthouse Hostel" and «Three Black Catz Hostel" -Q: What do you think these pictures are? (A hostel) -Q: One hostel? Two different hostels? (two)

Pre-teach/vocabulary (4-5 minutes) • To pre-teach/unblock key lexis needed

1/- T will give a matching activity when Ss have to match words with their definitions -tell them to match the words with the definitions -Give them HOs , they have to work alone first and then they will have to check their answers. -Correct together, and write the answers on the board with phonemic transcription and drill the words with WC.

pre-Reading/Listening #1 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

1/-Divide the Ss into two groups (A and B) Give Ss (texts) HOs (to group A "Three Black Catz Hostel" and to the group B "Lighthouse Hostel") and tell them to find and write the things that the hostels have. (TV, Dvd,clean bathromm..) Tell Ss to do it individually and that they have 3 minutes, Ask them to discuss their answers with their groups Give WC feedback.

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

1/-Ask Ss to read the text again and answer these questions individually Give the HOs (questions about the texts) T will Monitor Tell Ss to discuss their answers in their groups

Post-Reading/Listening (6-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

1-Give them HOs (Ask each other about their texts) Give them 4 minutes to answer the questions (individually) and then check the answers within their group Ask group A write down their answers and stick them on the board, same thing for group B, make them check their answers. Give WC feedback by giving them the answer key

Freer speaking activity) (5-8 minutes) • to develop oral/written fluency on the topic

1/-T will play the video of Wai kee and his friend talking about a hostel in cairo T will divide the Ss into groups of four Ask them to discuss if they would stay in one of the hostels mentioned before and why get WCFB After that in their groups, ask Ss to design their own hostel and a list of things that they want in their hostel and have them name it. WCFB

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