Yasmine Ihab Yasmine Ihab

News stories
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students read some articles from newspapers using new vocabularies. The lesson starts with a discussion about newspapers and magazines. Then, students learn some new vocabularies which will help them during reading the articles. After that, they read the text for gist. Then, they read it again for details. Finally, students have conversations together to discuss what they read.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist and scan reading practice using some articles from newspapers in the context of the media.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of some words from the news in the context of the media.


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

I will start a discussion with the students asking them if they read newspapers or not. I will also ask them about the topics of newspapers and I will show them a short video called The newspaper. It's about someone's opinion of the content of a newspaper. I will ask them after watching the video if they agree with her or not.

Pre-Reading (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

I will teach the students some key words before their reading. I will elicit the meaning from them through a task. They will work in pairs and match the words to its pictures. Then, I will give them the feedback. I'll use some CCQs to check their understanding of the meaning. Then, they will repeat the words after me and I will write them on the board. I will also ask the students to predict what they will read. I will use the coursebook to show them some headlines and, in pairs too, they will choose two headlines and try to guess what their articles are talking about.

While-Reading #1 (2-3 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist reading tasks

I will ask the students to read the articles quickly and match them with their headlines. I will give them two minutes to do this. Then, I will ask them to check their answers in pairs, and in the end, I will check the answers with them.

While-Reading #2 (5-7 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed reading tasks

I will ask the students to read the articles again carefully and answer some questions about some specific information. They will check their answers in pairs. Then, I will check the answers with them.

Post-Reading (3-5 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

I will divide them into two groups and ask them to discuss two questions about what they read. I will monitor while they are speaking to get my feedback, and If I catch any mistakes, I will correct them.

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